Contaminants & Purification

  1. Chloramines & CCWD

    Using chloramines to disinfect drinking water is a common standard among utilities in the United States and around the world.

  2. Chlorine Disinfection Byproducts in Tap Water

    Over the past several years, a handful of studies have shown a possible link between high levels of chlorine disinfection byproducts in tap water and adverse effects on reproductive health, including low birth weight and miscarriage.

  3. Lead & CCWD Drinking Water

    The United States Environmental Protection Agency has been working closely with water agencies across the nation to update and improve rules concerning the amount of lead in drinking water.

  4. Microcystis

    Microcystis is a variety of blue-green algae that typically appears as thick green scum on the surface of nutrient-rich bodies of water.

  5. New Drinking Water Standard for Chromium-6

    On July 1, 2014, the State Water Resources Control Board - Division of Drinking Water (DDW) standard for chromium-6 took effect.

  6. Pharmaceuticals & Personal Care Products

    Pharmaceuticals in the U.S. drinking water supply are often a topic in the media. CCWD water meets and exceeds all state and federal water quality standards.

  7. Purifying Drinking Water

    Learn about the CCWD water purifying process.

  8. Water Fluoridation

    Since 1945, many American water systems have adjusted the amount of natural fluoride concentration of a community’s water supply to a level that is best for the prevention of dental decay. This process is known as "drinking water fluoridation".