LAS VEGAS –
Test results show water delivered by the Las Vegas Valley Water District
meets or surpasses all state and federal health standards, according to its annual Water Quality Report.
The Water Quality Report contains important information about drinking-water sources, treatment, testing, and a detailed analysis of regulated and unregulated contaminants based on the 2012 water-quality test results. Additionally, the Water Quality Report includes information to help consumers make informed decisions about water filters and other supplemental water treatment devices.
The Federal Safe Drinking Water Act sets water-quality standards for all water purveyors. These standards are enforced by the State of Nevada’s Bureau of Safe Drinking Water. Southern Nevada’s drinking water is carefully treated and regularly tested to ensure it meets these stringent requirements.
In 2012, scientists collected approximately 34,000 water samples and conducted nearly 322,000 analyses of those samples. In addition, water is continually monitored 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
The LVVWD supplies water to nearly 350,000 homes and businesses in Las Vegas and unincorporated areas of Clark County.
Printed copies also are available upon request by calling (702) 822-8400 (English) or (702) 258-3946 (Spanish). -- From news release