This function ensures regulatory compliance of the City's water systems through permitting, inspection, sampling, analysis, evaluation and accurate and timely reporting.
The Drinking Water-Environmental Division's purpose is to ensure compliance with Federal, State and local drinking water quality regulations and is responsible for drinking water compliance in the City's three public water systems, cross connection/backflow prevention, database management, and certified laboratory (both water and wastewater). The regulatory sampling and analytical requirements are extremely complex, particularly because of ongoing changes including the regulation of new constituents and more stringent requirements for existing contaminants. The City's Cross Connection Program manages 4600 backflow prevention devices and oversees their certified testing and inspection annually.
Tens of thousands of water analyses are conducted annually which requires strict quality assurance and quality control, management of comprehensive databases, and careful accurate regulatory reporting. The City's Annual Water Quality Reports illustrate the City's diligence in providing safe, reliable water, straight from the tap. To learn more about water sources, treatment, distribution and the quality control, enjoy the Tap Into Quality video.
Utilities Environmental Water Contact Numbers
Cindy Garcia Environmental Quality Assurance Officer
Administrative Assistant II