Results indicate area drinking water exceeds government health and safety standards

June 15, 2018–Rowland Water District, which serves close to 58,000 customers per day, has released its annual water quality report. The District tested water samples for regulated and unregulated contaminants and impurities, and results show that the drinking water not only meets, but exceeds state and federal health and safety standards.

“Our goal is to provide our customers with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water, and we are continually improving upon the water treatment process and protecting our water resources,” says Tom Coleman, Rowland Water District General Manager. “We are extremely satisfied with this year’s results, but ultimately our responsibility does not end with this report, as we must remain diligent in our efforts to conserve. I am proud to say that in partnership with our customers, we are making a remarkable difference.”

Rowland Water transports, maintains, and delivers water to residents in the cities of Industry and West Covina, as well as in the unincorporated areas of Hacienda Heights, La Puente, and Rowland Heights. The District relies mostly on imported drinking water supplies from the Colorado River and from Northern California, which are delivered by Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and Three Valleys Municipal Water District. All drinking water served by the District meets requirements set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and State Water Resources Control Board.

Rowland Water is continually planning for drought events and future water usage demands, in part by safeguarding resources and maintaining facilities. By using impaired groundwater and recycled water for non-drinking uses such as irrigation, construction, cooling towers, and industrial processes, the District continues to meet long-term demands while keeping costs low.

“Providing safe, high quality drinking water day in and day out is our commitment to our customers,” added Coleman.  “It is just part of Rowland’s core values: accountability, communication, and teamwork.”

To read the 2017 water quality report or learn more about Rowland Water District, visit the District’s website at

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