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Southwest Water Authority releases drinking water quality reports

Southwest Water Authority (SWA) is pleased to announce the 2018 Water Quality Reports, also referred to as Consumer Confidence Reports (CCR’s), are now available. SWA’s mission of Quality Water for Southwest North Dakota begins with Missouri River water from an intake at Renner Bay on Lake Sakakawea. Together, the OMND (Oliver, Mercer, North Dunn) Water Treatment Plant (WTP), the Dickinson WTP and the new Southwest WTP treated more than 2 billion gallons of water in 2018. Award-winning, great-tasting, quality drinking water is distributed to over 56,000 residents in southwest North Dakota through five publicwater systems. These are the water treatment plants (WTP) in Dickinson, both the Dickinson WTP and the SWTP; and the OMND Water Treatment Plants; and the Crown Butte pocket, the Junction Inn pocket and the Tower Hill pocket with water purchased from the Missouri West Water System (MWWS).

SWA continually samples both raw and treated water to ensure our water meets or exceeds all requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). The purpose of the reportsis to provide information about the sampling results and the quality of drinking water provided by the Southwest Pipeline Project (SWPP). The CCR’salso provide additional information helping southwest North Dakota residents to make informed decisions regarding their drinking water.

All customersof SWPPwater were recently mailed copies of the CCR’s (Drinking Water Quality Reports). If you would like additional copies of the report, or if you did not receive a copy, contact SWA’s office at 701-225-0241 or 1-888-425-0241. The reports may also be viewed at www.swwater.com/consumer-confidence-report.
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Since 1986, the Southwest Pipeline Project has been constructing an efficient network of pipelines, pump stations, reservoirs, and treatment facilities to bring quality water to the region. To date, 33 communities, 7,185rural service locations, 23 contract customers, 21 raw-water customers, two rural water systems, three crew camps andtwo raw water depots are served by the Pipeline. Reaching new rural areas is dependent on everyone’s support. Southwest Water Authority continues its mission of Quality Water for Southwest North Dakota.