After Sonoma County declared a local health emergency due to waste scattered by the recent flooding of the Russian River and neighboring water utilities issued boil water advisories, Cal Water today reassured its customers that their water quality was not impacted and the water remains safe to use and drink.
Cal Water District Manager Evan Markey said Wednesday that some water companies have potential contamination issues, as their wells are close to the riverbanks and experienced flooding. However, Cal Water's wells were not impacted, as one well was not in the flood zone and the other is equipped to handle the treatment challenges posed by flooding.
"We have a robust water quality treatment and monitoring program that confirms the water continues to meet all federal and state standards," Markey said. "Protecting our customers' health and safety is our top priority, and we will continue to upgrade and maintain our infrastructure to safeguard our water supply."