Annual Water Quality Report Shows Drinking Water Met or Exceeded All Federal and State Standards During 2019
For Immediate Release: May 6, 2020
Morrow, Georgia – – The Clayton County Water Authority (CCWA) is proud to release its 2020 Water Quality Report that shows its drinking water met or exceeded all federal and state government standards from January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019.
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 test results is found in this report.
“Our mission is to provide safe clean drinking water for our customers and our community,” adds Coty McDaniel, water production director. “This report reflects our team’s commitment to this mission and to our community as a whole.”
CCWA operates three award-winning drinking water treatment facilities that met 100% of their compliance permits during 2019. All three facilities received 2020 Platinum Awards from the Georgia Association of Water Professionals in April for this achievement. The Terry R. Hicks Water Production Plant (WPP) has been a Platinum facility for 19 years; the J.W. Smith WPP has been a Platinum facility for 11 years and the William J. Hooper WPP celebrates its 22nd year Platinum. 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.