The Green Pole Mystery: Solved

Have you ever seen a green pole next to the road and wondered, what is this? They seem to be popping up all over the county. Turns out, those green poles are water sampling stations. In addition to testing the drinking water at our treatment plants before it travels to your home or business, we... Continue Reading →

Inflow & infiltration and why it matters.

We asked Water Quality Program Administrator Shannon Sypolt to tell us a little about I&I. I&I stands for inflow and infiltration. This is when groundwater (infiltration) and storm water (inflow) enter into our closed wastewater infrastructure (sewer pipes). Infiltration occurs when the groundwater table rises and water pushes into cracks, joints, seams and older parts... Continue Reading →

Disinfection Byproducts

This is part of our series where we are taking a closer look at the 2015 Water Quality Report. Today we are talking about disinfection byproducts (DBP) and how they are formed. There are many types of DBP including TTHM (trihalomethane), HAA5 (haloacetic acid), bromate and chlorite.  In all there are 9 types of DBP and... Continue Reading →

What is Turbidity

This is part of a series of articles we are posting to dive deeper into the 2015 Water Quality Report.  The goal is to help everyone understand how our staff test and confirm whether your water is clean and safe. Today we are going to start by explaining what turbidity is. Turbidity is a key... Continue Reading →

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