We are committed to ensuring the quality of your drinking water. Our water sources are the Savannah River for the Surface Water Treatment Plant and the Cretaceous Aquifer for the Ground Water Treatment Plants. The Georgia Environmental Protection Division is in the process of developing a source water assessment and protection plan for the Savannah River watershed and we have a Wellhead Protection plan that is available at our office for your inspection.
If you have any questions about this report or concerns about your water utility, please contact Brenda Johnson, Water Quality Manager, at (706) 828-7107, Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 3:00 pm.
See the map below to see where Augusta's water comes from!
What Is In Your Water?
As water travels over the surface of land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity. Contaminants that might be expected in untreated water include:
Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria
Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals
Pesticides and herbicides
Organic chemicals from industrial or petroleum use
Drinking water, including bottled water, might reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Safe Drinking Water Hotline at (800) 426-4791.