Where Does Our Water Come From? In general, the sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally, including minerals and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activities. Contaminants that may be present in source water include: microbial contaminants; inorganic contaminants; pesticides and herbicides; organic chemical contaminants; and radioactive contaminants. In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the State Health Department and the EPA prescribe regulations which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. The State Health Department's and the FDA's regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water which must provide the same protection for public health.
The Water Division provides for city-wide services which include the administration supervision, inspection, accounting service/maintenance as well as raw water supply, treatment and distribution thereof. Our goal is to continue with installation of these electronic water meters city-wide in order to reduce the time and costs and to accommodate growth in our city. We have just completed a 10" water main extension project along Highway 95 to sustain future development which the project included over 3,200 lineal feet of PVC pipe, water valves and fire hydrants.
Senior Water Conservation Program/ Programa de conservacion de agua para adultos mayores
The City of Somerton is providing a Water Conservation Program for Senior Citizens. This program is intended to provide assistance to the qualified elderly citizens who meet the requirements. There are several factors that will or could possibly impact your eligibility for this program (see guide and requirements in this document for more details). For more information, please contact the Public Works Department 928-722-7322.
La ciudad de Somerton esta proporcionando el programa de conservación de agua para la adultos mayores de Somerton. Este programa está diseñado para proporcionar asistencia a los ciudadanos mayores calificados que reúnan los requisitos. Hay varios factores que posiblemente podrían afectar su elegibilidad para este programa (ver Guía y requisitos de este documento para más detalles). Para obtener más información, favor de llamar al Departamento de obras públicas 928-722-7322.