South Bend Water Works solely utilizes groundwater to serve more than 112,000 customers. There are nine well fields which can produce water to be treated before making its way to homes and businesses via 550+ miles of water main. Water Works staff regularly conducts thorough testing on the groundwater before, during and after treatment, as well as throughout the distribution system. Water being distributed meets or exceeds all drinking water regulations.
Drinking Water Quality
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires water systems to supply their customers with an annual drinking water quality report called the Consumer Confidence Report. This report was designed for Americans to make practical, knowledgeable decisions about their health and their environment. South Bend Water Works’ Consumer Confidence Report is distributed with the June utility bills each year. In 2017, Water Works was 100% in compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act Regulations.
South Bend Water Works operates eight different water production facilities throughout the community. The City optimizes water production from four filtration plants to take advantage of the iron and manganese removal ability. Other facilities are used when there is a high demand for water.
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