FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May, 5, 2023
ECWA RELEASES 2022 ANNUAL WATER QUALITY REPORT
Report shows ECWA drinking water is safe and of high quality
BUFFALO, NEW YORK – The Erie County Water Authority (ECWA) has released its 2022 Annual Water Quality Report (AWQR). The report fulfills the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) requirement for public water suppliers to annually prepare and deliver a consumer confidence report showing the safety and quality of their drinking water.
“ECWA prides itself on providing safe, high-quality drinking water and cost-effective service delivery,” said ECWA Chairman Jerome Schad. “Our annual water quality report helps ensure customers that their drinking water is very safe and we are meeting that commitment.”
The EPA sets national standards for drinking water quality. In New York, the State Health Department enforces the EPA’s regulations and often imposes stricter standards for some regulated contaminants. According to ECWA’s Director of Water Quality Sabrina Figler, New York State has among the highest standards for drinking water quality in the country.
“In many cases, the State Health Department’s requirements are even more rigorous than the EPA’s, and the state enhances those requirements on a fairly regular basis,” Figler said.
The ECWA conducts extensive water quality monitoring and testing every day to make certain all federal and state drinking water regulations are met.
“We have a nationally recognized water quality laboratory and use state-of-the-art technology and equipment to test our water 24 hours a day, 365 days a year,” Figler said. “With recent incidents throughout the country of communities experiencing compromised drinking water quality, ECWA’s customers can be confident they are receiving among the safest drinking water in the country right here in Erie County.”
ECWA Customers can visit ecwa.org and click on the 2022 Annual Water Quality Report link to view or download a copy of ECWA’s 2022 AWQR.
About the ECWA:
The Erie County Water Authority is an independent, public water utility that provides safe, clean drinking water to more than 550,000 consumers in 35 municipalities throughout Western New York that rely on its product and reliable service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Visit ecwa.org for more information.