Park City Water Department is committed to providing the highest quality drinking water and the best service to our customers. We take pride in protecting public health through our continual efforts to provide safe and reliable water to your homes and businesses. The Water Department performs hundreds of different tests on a regular basis to ensure the water you are drinking meets or is better than the standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Utah Department of Environmental Quality Division of Drinking water (DDW). Water Department staff works closely with DDW to make certain all drinking water standards are met every time you open a tap at your home or business. Please view the current Water Quality Update
released by the Park City Water Department for more information.
Consumer Confidence Report
The Park City Water Department, as required by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Utah State Division of Drinking Water (DDW), annually publishes Consumer Confidence Report (CCR). The CCR provides information about the sources of water and the treatment facilities that are operated by Water Department staff in addition to other EPA required information. The CCR reports the highest and lowest levels of each parameter that is detected from the sources that supply water to the distribution system. Many other parameters are tested for and if they are not detected EPA recommends against including these parameters in the CCR. The CCR also includes results for some parameters that are collected in the distribution system, such as total coliforms, chlorine residuals, disinfectant by-products, and others from within buildings, such as lead and copper.
Quarterly Water Sampling
As part of Park City Water Department's commitment to water quality, testing has been significantly expanded beyond that required by EPA and DDW. Samples are being collected within the distribution system at locations that represent water being delivered to homes and businesses throughout the system. Twenty-one water parameters are tested on a quarterly basis in eight (8) different areas of the city as show on the map and current results.
Explanation of Water Quality Results
Of the twenty-one parameters most recently collected in the distribution system all parameters are below the drinking water standards. Depending on the time of year and even on a daily basis, different water sources mix together resulting in different water quality. The current quarterly distribution system monitoring program began in 3rd quarter of 2012. As subsequent water samples are collected each quarter, the table will be updated to include the current quarter and the past three quarters to demonstrate the variability within each area of the distribution system. The Water Department does not sample within households, because individual plumbing and treatment components within homes can impact the water quality results. The one exception is that lead and copper testing is required within designated homes per DDW's compliance schedule and Park City is in compliance with these regulations. Lead and copper samples collected this summer met all drinking water standards.
Meeting drinking water standards in the distribution system starting in the 3rd quarter 2013 is an improvement over past quarters when iron and antimony has been close to or just over the drinking water standards. These parameters had been detected in Old Town, and were primarily from the Judge Tunnel source. This summer, the Water Department re-purposed Judge Tunnel water to:
- Support the goal of reducing metals accumulation in the distribution system, and
- Prepare for DDW required 2014 compliance deadline to reduce antimony concentrations below drinking water standards
The Water Department is also working with the Department of Water Quality (DWQ) to develop permit limits and compliance periods for the Judge and Spiro Tunnel discharges. The Judge Tunnel Water Treatment improvements will address these and other parameters. The long-term treatment plan includes treating Judge and Spiro water near the Spiro WTP, at the Quinns Junction WTP or a combination of the two sites. The first project includes building a pipeline to convey Judge Tunnel water to the vicinity of Spiro WTP by end of 2015.
Water Quality Notifications:
Thaynes Canyon Neighborhood Water Quality Presentation
Required Public Notice Regarding Antimony in Park City’s Drinking Water