Water Testing

The Safe Drinking Water Act is the primary statute for protecting our nation's public drinking water supply. Within the Act, several deadlines were established for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to give the States and water suppliers tools to strengthen drinking water protection.

Our Water Source
Danville's drinking water comes from what is classified as a surface water source: the Dan River. A source water assessment of our system was conducted in 2002 by the Virginia Department of Health, Office of Water Programs.The sources of substances in the Dan River come from surface runoff as water travels over the surface of the land and dissolves naturally occurring minerals. The presence of substances in pre-treated water does not necessarily indicate the treated water is unsafe. Drinking water, including bottled water, may be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants, which does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk.

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