Is my water safe?
We are pleased to present this year’s Annual Water Quality Report (Consumer Confidence Report) as required by the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). This report is designed to provide details about where your water comes from, what it contains, and how it compares to standards set by regulatory agencies. This report is a snapshot of last year’s water quality. We are committed to providing you with information because informed customers are our best allies.
Do I need to take special precautions?
Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers.
EPA/Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminants are available from the Safe Water Drinking Hotline (1-800-426-4791).
Where does my water come from?
Naches derives its drinking water supply from two wells, which draw water from the Columbia River Basalt Group which have a combined maximum production capacity of approximately 777 gallons per minute. The wells pump groundwater to a 500,000-gallon concrete reservoir and
distribute through a network of pipe which supplies the Town’s 1,100 residents with water for consumption and fire protection.
Source water assessment and its availability
The Town of Naches is an active participant in the Upper Valley Wellhead Protection Committee. This committee monitors for potential sources of contamination inside wellhead protection zones. For more information about Wellhead Protection, please contact Naches Town Hall at 509-653-2647.
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