Beginning today, City Utilities customers will receive the annual Water Quality Report. The 2014 report shows the water delivered to our customers met or was better than state and federal standards require. In 2014, City Utilities continued delivering high-quality, good-tasting, and softened water to nearly 100,000 customers in Allen County, including residents and businesses in Fort Wayne and New Haven.
New customers, who were part of the former Aqua southwest system, will receive an envelope with Fort Wayne’s report, as well as the 2014 report from Aqua Indiana, because they were customers of both systems during the 2014 calendar year.
The report covers testing of our water for more than 120 substances, at all stages in the water treatment process. The annual water quality report shows test results for a number of substances that are regulated by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM). In addition to making sure the water meets quality regulations, testing also helps employees make adjustments to the treatment process.
Fort Wayne City Utilities takes water from the St. Joseph River and treats it at the Three Rivers Filtration Plant using several processes, including filtration and ultraviolet disinfection. At maximum capacity, the Plant can produce 72 million gallons of treated water per day.
The annual water quality report is prepared and distributed, as required by state and federal regulators. In addition to being mailed to every City Utilities water customer, the water quality report may be viewed on the City’s website at the following location: http://www.cityoffortwayne.org/utilities/water-quality-report.html. Anyone desiring additional copies may call 311.