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CCR Provides Assurance of Water Quality

Jun 30, 2022 by Chris Wood, Ph.D.

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The 2022 MWA Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) provides many insights about the high quality of our tap water, including laboratory data from January 1 -- December 31, 2021.

During a year when the Macon Water Authority (MWA) took on the challenge of overseeing its community’s stormwater infrastructure and services, the utility proved the integrity and quality of its Best Tasting Drinking Water in North America would not be slighted in the least. The recent results of the annual MWA Water Quality Report provide evidence of that.

The 2022 MWA Water Quality Report, which is also referred to as a Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) within the water industry because it is designed to instill confidence in the public’s consumption of tap water, has been published and is available for review on this website via the “Learn More” link below. (www.maconwater.com/ccr.pdf).

The MWA Water Quality Report provides customers and other consumers of the utility’s tap water with insights on: “What is in my drinking water and why?” Water Quality Reports must be published annually by public water systems such as the MWA, so consumers can make informed public health choices about tap water consumption.

The MWA continually monitors its water quality at all points of the drinking water production and distribution process – taking samples for laboratory tests of the water quality in Javors Lucas Lake, during treatment at the Amerson Water Plant, and throughout the utility’s distribution system that reaches more than 55,000 customer accounts.

The water quality data in the MWA Water Quality Report reveals that the utility is in complete compliance with the permitted levels of potential contaminants that are categorized as either inorganic, organic, micro-biological, or as the result of disinfectants or disinfectant by-products from the treatment process.

This most recent Report includes water quality data from the 2021 calendar year, as the Authority conducted nearly 10 times the amount of tests required by regulatory agencies, to assure customers are consuming the safest, cleanest tap water possible.

“Even with our added responsibility of taking on stormwater management at the Authority, our drinking water quality is not compromised,” says Gary McCoy, MWA Director of Water Treatment. “In fact, the recent award the Amerson Plant received as Plant of the Year in Georgia provides further evidence of our commitment to providing the cleanest and safest tap water possible, which happens to be great tasting and affordable, too.”

According to McCoy and his staff at the Amerson Plant Water Quality Laboratory, all of the lab results from last year that are presented in the 2022 Water Quality Report are verified by state regulatory officials from Georgia EPD, and the Authority was at no point in violation of drinking water quality standards regarding the levels of potential contaminants in its tap water. The results of the Report provide MWA customers with the scientific evidence that the Authority is providing them with the highest quality tap water possible.

Water Quality Reports became a regulatory requirement of public water utilities such as the MWA following the 1996 Amendments by Congress to the Safe Drinking Water Act, which were designed to increase the public’s “right to know” about the nature of their drinking water.

In addition to the results of the 2022 MWA Water Quality Report being available this website at www.maconwater.org/ccr.pdf or via the “Learn More” link below, citizens can receive a printed hard copy at the MWA’s Second Street Headquarters Building or through the mail, upon request.

For more information about the 2022 MWA Water Quality Report, citizens can contact the Authority’s Gary McCoy at 478-464-5653 or at gmccoy@maconwater.org.

Again, to review the 2022 MWA Consumer Confidence Report (Water Quality Report), please visit the “Learn More” link below.

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