Water Characteristics

Each area's natural waters have distinctive characteristics related to the dissolved minerals of the local geology. Most water treatment plants do not alter the water's mineral characteristics. 

Different Tasting Water

All water tastes different because the nature of the materials that form the earth's crust affect not only the quantity of water that may be recovered, but also its chemical makeup.  As surface water infiltrates and percolates downward to the water table, it dissolves some of the minerals contained in soils and rocks. Groundwater, therefore, sometimes contains more dissolved minerals than surface water. 

Federal Requirements

All drinking water must meet the state and federal requirements, and the City's water continues to meet and exceed these standards.