City drinking water meets lead and copper regulations

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 12:00

According to the Virginia Department of Health, Office of Drinking Water, the City of Winchester’s drinking water meets all lead and copper regulations as required by the Safe Drinking Water Act.

Forty different samples were collected at various locations throughout the City’s water distribution system and tested between June 6-8, 2018. To be compliant with the regulations, the Safe Drinking Water Act requires that 90% of the samples taken within the specified time frame (January 2016-December 2018) must be below the action level. 

The City’s levels are as follows:

  Action Level City Water
Lead 0.015 mg/L 0.0033 mg/L
Copper 1.3 mg/L 0.23 mg/L

Due to the City meeting the lead and copper regulations, testing is not required again until 2021.

For more information about the City’s drinking water, please review the 2017 Water Quality Report. Watch the below video for an overview of how the City’s drinking water is processed and distributed to customers.