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City distributes 2009 Annual Water Quality Report

ASHEVILLE, NC – The city of Asheville has released its 12th Annual Water Quality Report, a federally-mandated “report card” designed to educate customers on what is in their drinking water. The city of Asheville is pleased to report the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined the city’s drinking water continues to surpass all Safe Drinking Water Standards.

Stephen Shoaf, director of the water resources department stated, “I am proud of this Water Quality Report and the employees who work so hard to ensure that our customers receive excellent water quality every day. Congress and the EPA have mandated this report and, to a large extent, its format and content. The EPA wants to be sure every community knows what is in its drinking water. The city of Asheville water resources department agrees. The Water Quality Report will increase our customers’ understanding of and confidence in the quality of their water supply and ongoing efforts to maintain the highest standards possible.”

This informative report provides details about water quality provided to the city’s customers as well as where the water originates and how it is treated. Customers will receive the report in their next water bill and can expect an update of this report each year.

For further information or to request additional copies of the city of Asheville’s 2009 Annual Water Quality Report please call (828) 251-1122. The full report is available at www.ashevillenc.gov/water under the section entitled “General Information.”

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