Annual Water Quality Report

Did You Know…

Fun Facts About Water

  • There is the same amount of water on Earth as there was when Earth was formed. The water from your faucet could contain molecules that the dinosaurs drank.
  • Water expands when it freezes making it lighter. That’s why ice floats.
  • The average person uses a total of 50 gallons of water daily.
  • The first water pipes in the U.S. were made from hollowed logs.
  • It takes about 39,000 gallons of water to manufacture a new car.

Consumer Confidence Reports

Consumer Confidence Reports or CCR’s are an annual requirement regulated by The Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MoDNR). In order to provide the public with safe and adequate drinking water, we must adhere to the regulations and standards that have been put into place.

The two main sources of water on our planet are Surface water and Ground water. Surface water consists of the water we find in rivers, lakes, oceans & reservoirs. Ground water consists of the water that we pump from the ground through wells. Naturally, this water may contain contaminates such as bacteria from humans and animals or harmful minerals like uranite and nitrate but, more commonly from pesticides and fertilizers. Consequently, these end up in the water supply.

MoDNR requires routine monitoring and testing of the water system once the water goes through a purification process to make sure those levels, if any, are at the minimum allowed by your states Department of Health’s regulations.

Yearly, Jefferson County Public Sewer District must provide those test results to the public. Click on the link below to view a copy of your subdivisions CCR.