Water: A Resource for Life
The sources of drinking water(both tap 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-occurring minerals, and in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity.
Each year by July 1st you should receive, in the mail, a report from your water supplier that tells where your water comes from and what's in it. This is your Water Quality Report.
What is a CCR? Why do I get a CCR? Why does the current CCR contain results from previous calendar years?
These and other questions can be answered by accessing the Environmental Protection Agency Website.
We all live in a watershed, the area that drains to the nearest stream, or lake and eventually reaches the ocean. Our actions in the watershed can directly affect these valuable water resources. In addition to conserving water, we must keep it clean in order to have a safe, dependable water supply for the future.
The watershed of the Trinity River includes Denton, Collin and Dallas Counties, and 3 major water supply sources:
Lewisville Lake, Ray Roberts Lake, and Grapevine Lake.