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MDC Report Indicates Drinking Water Meets or Exceeds State and Federal Standards

West Hartford Reservoir No. 1. Courtesy of MDC (we-ha.com file photo)

The Metropolitan District Commission has released its annual water quality report, indicating that tests show MDC water is in compliance with state and federal standards.

MDC Water Quality Report. Image courtesy of MDC


The Metropolitan District (MDC) announced Tuesday that the drinking water provided to its customers once again met or exceeded all state and federal standards.

West Hartford is one of eight MDC member communities.

The 2020 annual Water Quality Report is required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Safe Drinking Water Act.  The Water Quality Report is being mailed out to MDC customers this month.  Additionally, a copy of the report is available online to view and download on the MDC’s website.

In 2020, the MDC’s potable water was once again in compliance with all state and federal drinking standards. The report includes a description of the MDC’s source waters, treatment techniques, a list of substances the water is tested for and more.

Each year the MDC conducts over 140,000 tests on the water obtained from its reservoirs, treatment plants and other sampling sites throughout the distribution system. In 2020, the MDC distributed an average of 47.6 million gallons of water per day to a population of approximately 400,000.

“The MDC strives to always provide our customers with the highest quality drinking water. I am proud that our staff was once again up to the challenge, especially considering the circumstances of the pandemic over the past year,” stated MDC CEO Scott Jellison.

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