Water Testing & Treatment

Water Quality
The United States Environmental Protection Agency and California Department of Public Health set water quality standards and regulations in order to ensure that water districts, like East Valley Water District, continue to provide the highest quality of water to our customers.

District staff takes regular samples for water quality and compliance with these standards and regulations. The district has always met these standards. Our laboratory costs for monitoring water quality in 2011 were $97,000-$118,000. To view our annual testing results, please review our annual Consumer Confidence Reports.

For more information or questions regarding our water quality, please contact Mike Hurst, Water Quality Coordinator at (909) 772-5154.

Plant 134 Expansion & Improvements
Plant 134 is a surface water treatment facility that is located just north of Highland Avenue. The new improvements converted the existing facility into a membrane-filtration plant and allow the district to increase capacity from 4 million gallons a day (MGD) to 8 MGD.

The reason for the improvements to the plant is to meet the Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfectants By-products Rule established by the EPA. The rule establishes a maximum contaminate level (MCL) for various byproducts and minimum treatment requirements for regulatory compliance. The effective date for treatment facilities to be compliant is July, 2012. Disinfectant byproducts are primarily formed when a disinfectant such as chlorine reacts with naturally occurring organic material in source waters.

East Valley Water District takes pride in the high water quality in the service area, and this project in an example of actively remaining in compliance with strict water quality standards.

Storm Water Run Off Prevention
Stormwater is urban runoff water that has picked up pollutants as it flows through the storm drain system-a network of channels, gutters and pipes that collect runoff from city streets, neighborhoods, farms, construction sites and parking lots-and empties directly into local waterways.
Unlike sewage, which goes to treatment plants to remove toxins, urban runoff flows untreated through the storm drain system and directly into our local water bodies.
Anything thrown, swept or poured into the street, gutter or a catch basin-the curbside openings that lead into the storm drain system-can flow into our channels, rivers and eventually to the ocean.

The beauty of pollution prevention is that everyone in San Bernardino County plays a part in keeping our area clean and safe. Simple steps in everyday life are all it takes to do you part.

For more information visit the San Bernardino County Storm Water website.