Pasadena Provides Water Customers with Stellar Quality

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s Water and Power Department (PWP) assures its customers that all Pasadena water continues to be safe to drink despite recent changes in water characteristics. Due to the ongoing California drought PWP’s groundwater levels are low and PWP is receiving more Colorado River water from the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) to meet the City’s demand. The low groundwater level has caused a cloudy appearance in Pasadena water due to air bubbles and the additional Colorado River water has increased the hardness levels in Pasadena water.“Pasadena’s water supply is vigilantly monitored around-the-clock and continually meets all state and federal standards for drinking water quality,” PWP Water Quality Manager David Kimbrough said.PWP normally serves customers a blend of water from three sources, including local groundwater and water imported via the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) from the Colorado River and the State Water Project (SWP) in Northern California.All tap water contains minerals that are beneficial to human health, including calcium, magnesium and iron. Pasadena’s water has been noticeably harder in recent months because supplies from Northern California, which have a lower mineral content, have been cut off resulting in PWP receiving more Colorado River water, which is significantly harder. In some cases, excess minerals can cause white spots on glass, porcelain and other fixtures, but water softeners and descaling products are widely available to address these issues.Pasadena’s groundwater level is lower than it has been in years, so pumps at PWP’s wells naturally draw more air into the water causing a cloudy or milky-white appearance. The water clears in a few moments when allowed to settle. PWP is completing an Eastside Well Collector project this summer to transport water from seven groundwater wells to Jones Reservoir for centralized disinfection. The facility is expected to be in operation later this month and it will help minimize the cloudy appearance of the water.Pasadena is one of only a few cities in California with its own Water Quality Laboratory, which conducts more than 50,000 water quality tests each year for more than 180 potential contaminants. Annual test results are made available to customers every July 1 through PWP’s Water Quality Consumer Confidence Report. The current and past issues are available at connected to the City of Pasadena! Visit us online at; follow the city on Twitter @PasadenaGov,, and like us on Facebook at Or call the Citizen Service Center, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at (626) 744-7311. Community News HerbeautyEverything You Need To Know About This Two-Hour ProcedureHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News More Cool Stuff Subscribe Government Pasadena Provides Water Customers with Stellar Quality Published on Friday, September 12, 2014 | 1:52 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community Newslast_img

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