In accordance with Congress’ 1996 amendment to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), the City of Irving Water Utilities Department, and other community systems, must provide customers with an annual report on drinking water quality. Each year, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the City of Dallas provide water quality data. Once the data is received, it is compiled into a report and made available to Irving water customers by July 1.
Under the SDWA, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for setting national limits for hundreds of substances in drinking water, and specifies various treatments water systems must use to remove these substances. Similarly, the Food and Drug Administration regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water, which must provide the same protection for public health.
Data gathered from ongoing testing confirms Irving’s tap water is safe to drink, and it meets or exceeds all standards set by the EPA. When drinking water meets federal standards, there may not be any health benefits to purchasing bottled water. In addition, Irving’s water rates are among the lowest of any major North Texas municipality.
To learn more about the sources of the city’s water supply, as well as detailed information on the substances contained therein, review the City of Irving’s 2016 Water Quality Report in its entirety at CityofIrving.org/Water-Report.