The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) is the primary federal law that ensures the safety of America's drinking water. Both the EPA and ADEQ require water quality compliance sampling under the SDWA.
Every month, the Water Monitoring section takes hundreds of water samples from sites throughout the City's water distribution system to test for the presence of any possible bacteria and to also monitor for chlorine levels.
In addition, samples are routinely collected at the Water Treatment Plants and drinking water wells to insure the quality of the water before it enters the distribution system.
Under the Federal Lead and Copper Rule the City routinely collects samples from homes through out the City of Phoenix. This program targets homes that may have lead service lines or had a lead mixture solder used in the plumbing during construction or when the home was replumbed. If you would be interested in the program, please submit a request for a questionnaire through the Contact Environmental Services link.
To view current and past Water Quality Reports, or for more information about the City's water, or Federal and State drinking water programs please visit one of the links below: