PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — The Portsmouth Water District’s annual Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) was mailed to district water customers on June 23 and 26.
The CCR indicates that the district’s drinking water met or surpassed all federal standards in 2016.
The CCR, which is required of all public water suppliers by the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act, summarizes the district’s water sources and provides information on regulated and unregulated contaminants in the water.
The CCR also provides important health information on drinking water, including bottled water, particularly for those people that may be immunocompromised.
The district does not own any water supplies, but purchases its regular water supply on a wholesale basis from the Newport Water Department and relies on the Stone Bridge Fire District in Tiverton for emergency water supply.
Copies of the report are available at the District’s main office at 1944 East Main Road and the Portsmouth Free Public Library.
The report is also available online at http://www.portsmouthwater.org.
Customers with questions on the report or about water quality in general are encouraged to call the district’s office at 683-2090.