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Report finds Zone 7 drinking water exceeded standards in 2019

'The quality was significantly better than required' in most cases, officials said

Tri-Valley residents might be happy to know the quality of their drinking water met, and often exceeded, all state and federal standards last year, according to the 2019 Annual Consumer Confidence Report for the Zone 7 Water Agency.

Zone 7 Water Agency logo.

All water supplied by the agency in 2019 "met the regulatory standards set by the state and federal governments -- and, in almost all cases, the quality was significantly better than required," officials said in a statement.

The newly redesigned report uses graphics and detailed information about the sources, treatment, safety and testing of local drinking water. Sections within the report also highlight new and ongoing projects to improve water quality such as the new ozonation treatment at the Del Valle Water Treatment Plant and Zone 7's campaign to eliminate contaminants such as per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

Board President Sandy Figuers encouraged customers to check out the report and "take a few moments to step inside the world of water and understand how Zone 7 Water Agency ensures that our water is safe, clean and sustainable for our community."

"We have invested in state-of-the-art monitoring and treatment systems -- and we demonstrate our commitment to excellence with our own, more-stringent Zone 7 standard. Our water quality is second-to-none, and we are proud to share this comprehensive update with our customers," Figures said.

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Other items of interest include water quality testing results, a special graphic detailing the steps taken to process water before it reaches Zone 7 customers, and how the agency is monitoring and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Consumer Confidence Report is available for download through the Zone 7 website.

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Report finds Zone 7 drinking water exceeded standards in 2019

'The quality was significantly better than required' in most cases, officials said

by / Pleasanton Weekly

Uploaded: Tue, Jun 30, 2020, 6:11 pm

Tri-Valley residents might be happy to know the quality of their drinking water met, and often exceeded, all state and federal standards last year, according to the 2019 Annual Consumer Confidence Report for the Zone 7 Water Agency.

All water supplied by the agency in 2019 "met the regulatory standards set by the state and federal governments -- and, in almost all cases, the quality was significantly better than required," officials said in a statement.

The newly redesigned report uses graphics and detailed information about the sources, treatment, safety and testing of local drinking water. Sections within the report also highlight new and ongoing projects to improve water quality such as the new ozonation treatment at the Del Valle Water Treatment Plant and Zone 7's campaign to eliminate contaminants such as per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

Board President Sandy Figuers encouraged customers to check out the report and "take a few moments to step inside the world of water and understand how Zone 7 Water Agency ensures that our water is safe, clean and sustainable for our community."

"We have invested in state-of-the-art monitoring and treatment systems -- and we demonstrate our commitment to excellence with our own, more-stringent Zone 7 standard. Our water quality is second-to-none, and we are proud to share this comprehensive update with our customers," Figures said.

Other items of interest include water quality testing results, a special graphic detailing the steps taken to process water before it reaches Zone 7 customers, and how the agency is monitoring and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Consumer Confidence Report is available for download through the Zone 7 website.

Comments

Grumpy
Vineyard Avenue
on Jul 1, 2020 at 7:06 am
Grumpy, Vineyard Avenue
on Jul 1, 2020 at 7:06 am
4 people like this

It’s good morning to be poisoned, but the water still tastes awful.


Jo
Parkside
on Jul 1, 2020 at 8:09 am
Jo, Parkside
on Jul 1, 2020 at 8:09 am
4 people like this

Please raise the standards then.


Michael Austin
Pleasanton Meadows
on Jul 1, 2020 at 8:44 am
Michael Austin, Pleasanton Meadows
on Jul 1, 2020 at 8:44 am
3 people like this

City leadership should be seeking out alternate water sources.

Hetch Hetchy water flows through Pleasanton, provides water to Castlewood, Sunol and points south.


AshniJaan
Carlton Oaks
on Jul 1, 2020 at 9:38 am
AshniJaan, Carlton Oaks
on Jul 1, 2020 at 9:38 am
9 people like this

If this is true and includes Pleasanton tap water (which I’m assuming it does?), then why have myself and numerous other neighbors throughout Pleasanton been having problems with yellow water? We’ve all tried contacting the city with our concern, only to have our calls and emails remain unanswered.
If this is true, why does my water smell so strongly of chlorine that it makes my entire bathroom smell when I run the sink? Why does this water make my hair fall out, if I use it without a filter installed on my shower head? Why does it make my skin itch and break out into tiny bumps?

If this is “good” water, I don’t want to know what bad water is.


resident
Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 2, 2020 at 5:39 am
resident, Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 2, 2020 at 5:39 am
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It sure is one of the hardest waters I have ever seen.


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