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Is bottled water safer to drink than tap water? 
Not necessarily. Bottled water is not regulated the same way tap water is regulated. The Food and Drug Administration regulates bottled water, while tap water is regulated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and, in California, by the Department of Public Health. There are specific sampling and reporting requirements for tap water that bottled water is not subject to.

What is hard water? 
There are two minerals that make water naturally ďhard.Ē Hardness is generally a measure of the amount of calcium and magnesium expressed as calcium carbonate. Water hardness does not have any effect on human health. Therefore, the California Department of Public Health does not regulate hardness. Common complaints regarding water hardness are water spots and that soap does not lather.

How can I find out information about Chloramines? 
In April of 2005, your waterís disinfection treatment changed from free chlorine to chloramines. Chloramine is a disinfectant consisting of chlorine and ammonia. It is more stable than free chlorine and produces lower levels of disinfection byproducts. This change will ensure that higher water quality standards set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are met.

Is my water safe to drink? 
Yes, it is. The water we supply is in complete compliance with all federal and state water quality regulations. Our water goes through hundreds of water quality analyses every year. Some of the more common tests that are conducted on your water are, bacteriological, organic chemicals (including MTBE), inorganic chemicals (including Nitrates), as well as a number of other constituents.

For more information about Water Quality, please Contact Us at 661-294-0828 to obtain a copy of the Annual Water Quality Report or visit our Water Quality Report page to view the report online.

Why does water sometimes look milky? 
If your water looks milky, chances are itís only air. Tiny bubbles of air can get trapped in pipelines and cause water to look cloudy. There is no reason to become concerned and there is a simple way to see if the cloudiness is only air. Fill a clear glass with water and set it on your counter. If the cloudiness begins to clear from the bottom of the glass up, itís only air! However, if you are unsure, you can always Contact Us at 661-294-0828 and ask to talk with someone regarding water quality.

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