This mission is accomplished through the cooperation of various City operations, including the water treatment plant, the wastewater treatment plant, and the Water and Wastewater Collections and Distribution divisions.
The Water Quality Division was formed in 1997 after the consolidation of three separate City laboratories, including the water treatment plant laboratory, the wastewater treatment plant laboratory, and the City/County Health Department laboratory. Consolidation of these three labs provided for more efficient analyses, as well as better cross-training for laboratory personnel. The laboratory was awarded NELAC Accreditation for bacteriology in 2008.
Information and resources
- Water chemistry explained
- Coliform bacteria information
- Household water treatment alternatives
- Conventional municipal water treatment methods
Current drought level
The City is in standard conservation, which restricts outside watering to no more than twice every seven days and no more than 1 inch per week. Watering is prohibited from noon-6 p.m., as is runoff of more than 150 feet down any street, gutter, alley or ditch.