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Annual Water Quality Report Shows Drinking Water Met or Exceeded All Federal and State Standards During 2016

May 31, 2017 by Suzanne Brown


Cover of 2017 Water Quality Report

The Clayton County Water Authority (CCWA) is proud to release its 2017 Water Quality Report that shows its drinking water met or exceeded all federal and state government standards from January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016.

Annual water quality reports, also referred to as a Consumer Confidence Report (CCR), give a detailed analysis of the water the residents of Clayton County consume every day. CCWA’s Water Quality staff performs more than 200,000 water tests each year to test for potential contaminants. A summary of the tests are found in this report.

“Our 2017 Water Quality Report highlights the fact that our drinking water met or exceeded all state and federal standards in 2016,” says P. Michael Thomas, CCWA general manager. “We want our customers to know that we are focused on delivering quality drinking water to their homes and businesses, and we take that job very seriously.”

CCWA’s latest report is available on this site under the Public Info tab. Customers who would like a copy mailed to their home or business should contact CCWA’s Call Center at 770.960.5200 or CCWA_CustomerService@ccwa.us

CCWA operates three award-winning drinking water treatment facilities that met 100% of their compliance permits during 2016. All three facilities received 2017 Platinum Awards during the Georgia Association of Water Authority’s Spring Conference in April for this achievement. The Terry R. Hicks Water Production Plant (WPP) has been a Platinum facility for 16 years; the William J. Hooper WPP has been a Platinum facility for 19 years and the J.W. Smith WPP has been a Platinum facility for eight years. The Hooper Plant is one of two water production facilities in the State of Georgia with the longest running tenure of receiving the Platinum Award.

The creation and distribution of water quality reports was a centerpiece of the 1996 amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act, passed by the U.S. Congress. The act was passed to provide valuable information to consumers about their drinking water and encourage more public involvement in the water treatment and distribution process. Each community water system in the United States is required to “prepare and distribute this annual water quality report summarizing information regarding source, any detected contaminants, compliance, and educational opportunities.”

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