The City of Friendswood's Public Works Division recently received its Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to deliver to its customers. The CCR is the centerpiece of public's "right to know" and is required by the 1996 State Drinking Water Act amendments. The report, which is required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), shows that the City meets or exceeds all EPA drinking water requirements.
The CCR includes information on the City's water source, information on regulated and unregulated contaminants found in its drinking water, information regarding drinking water violations and special health effects language provided by the EPA. The City's reports show that its water meets or exceeds all federal guidelines on drinking water. The U.S. EPA requires testing of the water system for at least 97 possible constituents.
The citizens of Friendswood obtain drinking water from two sources. The City's surface water is purchased from the City of Houston. The surface water plant receives its raw water from Lake Livingston and the Trinity River. The City’s ground water is obtained from six water wells which draw water from the Gulf Coast Aquifer at a depth of 600 feet or deeper.
The report is designed to inform citizens and help them become more knowledgeable about what is in the water they are drinking. In addition to the CCR and the drought contingency plan, the City has adopted a water conservation plan in order to conserve the available water supply and protect the integrity of water supply facilities. The plan was adopted with particular regard for domestic water use, sanitation, fire protection, and the protection and preservation of public health, welfare and safety. It is designed to minimize the adverse effects and impact of water supply shortage and other water supply emergency conditions. You are asked to practice conserving water to help us achieve our goals.
The City of Friendswood's water system is maintained by the Public Works Department and is part of the City government. The City Council traditionally meets every first Monday of each month at 4:30 p.m. in the City Council chamber at Friendswood City Hall, 910 S. Friendswood Drive. For more information about Council meetings, call (281) 996-3200.
Each water customer within the city can expect a complete copy of the CCR in the mail.
For additional information about the report, contact the City of Friendswood’s Public Works Department at 281-996-3380.