Water that is supplied to 95% of the residents and businesses in the City of Paramount comes from the City’s water utility.

Water supplies are highly regulated by numerous agencies to ensure ongoing availability and safety. For instance, water quality is overseen by the State Water Resources Control Board-Division of Drinking Water (DDW).

As the water provider in town, guaranteeing that the local supply is healthy is the top priority for the City. Paramount must consistently have its water tested by outside agencies and then report those findings to DDW.

One component that is looked at monthly is the presence of arsenic: in its raw, naturally occurring state, the water pumped from the ground at Well #13 does, on average, have an amount of arsenic that exceeds the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) maximum contamination level. However, that water is treated and cleansed – like all water in the Paramount system – so what residents receive has insignificant traces of arsenic well within the safe levels as determined by the EPA. For more information, please click here.

An annual reporting on the City’s water quality is provided through a mandated Consumer Confidence Report that is compiled and made available to the public. Details on this process can be seen on this page, and the latest Consumer Confidence Report can be found here.

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