Report: Montgomery County meets drinking water quality standards

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Montgomery County Environmental Services has met all drinking water safety and testing standards set forth by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Every year, the Montgomery County Environmental Laboratory tests over 12,000 water samples to make sure water in the county is safe and pure.

“Our team works hard every day to protect public health and the environment. Now, our team is starting work on our capital improvement plan to reinvest in our infrastructure which will ensure we can continue to do so for years to come.” said Patrick Turnbull, director of Environmental Services.

Montgomery County Environmental Services distributes drinking water to more than 80,000 customers and is responsible for maintaining 12 pump stations, 14 water storage facilities, about 1,400 miles of water mains, more than 30,000 valves, and more than 12,000 fire hydrants.

The county’s Environmental Services department purchases its drinking water from the City of Dayton Department of Water, which also provided data for the 2019 Drinking Water Quality Report.

This report comes after a massive water outage in February left thousands temporarily without water and resulted in a boil advisory that lasted several days.

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