Atwater’s drinking water supply tested higher than state, national averages and guidelines for 7 chemical contaminants

(Part 3 of 10)– According to both the California Water Board’s Human Right to Water Report AND the Environmental Working Group’s National Tap Water Database, Atwater’s drinking water has tested out of compliance for seven chemical contaminants.

EWG’s drinking water quality report shows results of tests conducted by the water utility and provided to the Environmental Working Group by the California State Water Resources Control Board, as well as information from the U.S. EPA Enforcement and Compliance History database (ECHO).

For the latest quarter assessed by the EPA (January to March 2017), tap water provided by this water utility was NOT IN VIOLATION of federal health-based drinking water standards. However:

  • Over the last 3 years this water utility has spent
    5 QUARTERS

    in significant violation of federal drinking water standards

 These are the contaminants detected for the City of Atwater: (Compare to Flint, Michigan here)