Northern Arizona Common Water Problems
Most of our water in Northern Arizona is groundwater. We are fortunate in that our water does not typically suffer from industrial pollution. However, water acts as a solvent, dissolving and carrying all sorts of natural and man-made “contaminants” that can effect the working or health aspects of your water.
If you are on a “municipal” water supply, it is the responsibility of the water utility to deliver water that meets the minimum EPA standards. Your water company should supply you with their water reports, or Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) when asked. For finding where to contact your local water supplier, click the following link: https://ofmpub.epa.gov/apex/safewater/f?p=136:102::::::. If you are a private well owner, you are your own water company. You become responsible for insuring the safety of your water supply. For well owners, we strongly recommend regular bacteria checks and an occasional inorganic water analysis. Whether you have a well or a municipal supply, your water will have more than H2O in it, and it is likely to be improved with treatment.