On November 22, the City of Peoria issued a water quality alert that nitrate levels from a sample taken at a well in the city's water system were 10.8 milligrams per liter, slightly above the maximum allowable level of 10.0 milligrams per liter established by the Environmental Protection Agency. The city has since shut down the well as a precautionary measure and is making repairs.
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This alert does not affect EPCOR's customers in the City of Peoria. But, we understand you may have questions about the water we provide to you – we want to assure you that the safety and quality of the water we deliver is our highest priority. In fact, our team of water quality experts test more than 21,000 water samples every year to ensure that our water meets all Federal and state drinking water guidelines. In 2016, we were recognized for safety and operational excellence with 21 AZ Water Association awards.
Because the city's operations are completely separate from EPCOR's, we do not receive or deliver water from the well where the sample was taken.
EPCOR operates four water systems adjacent to the City of Peoria as part of our Sun City district. All of the samples taken from these systems and tested in 2016 meet the Federal guidelines for drinking water. The results range from 0.5 milligrams per liter to 4.6 milligrams per liter, well below the minimum drinking water compliance standard of 10.0 milligrams per liter established by the Environmental Protection Agency.