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Drinking Water Supply

When you turn on your faucet, you may not think about where your drinking water comes from or how it arrives in such a clean, safe form. But we do.

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We provide customers with drinking water that meets or surpasses all state and federal health and safety standards. After the drinking water has been thoroughly treated at the water treatment facility, it is delivered to homes and businesses through an underground network of pipes. Small systems serving just a handful of households may be relatively simple, while larger metropolitan water systems can be quite complex with many miles of piping.

Individual homes use service lines to tap into larger, underground water main lines. The water is then passed through a water meter—either inside or outside the home—so that the amount of water the household uses can be accurately calculated. The water then flows throughout the home so whenever you turn on your faucet for a drink, you're assured clean, safe water for your entire family.