Cheyenne’s drinking water is better than federal water standards
Cheyenne’s drinking water is better than federal water standards.
According to the City of Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities’ (Board) 2016 Consumer Confidence Report (CCR), also known as a water quality report, Cheyenne’s drinking water continues to be safe and water quality meets or exceeds federal and local drinking water standards.
Or, in other words, Cheyenne’s drinking water is better than the drinking water standards established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
What makes Cheyenne’s drinking water safe?
Drinking water is safe because Board employees protect it and make it safe.
Water department crews monitor and protect water quality at water sources, during water treatment and as water is delivered to homes and businesses.
Cheyenne also has excellent water sources.
About 75 percent of Cheyenne’s drinking water comes from mountain streams in the Medicine Bow Mountain Range west of Laramie and from the Laramie Mountain Range west of Cheyenne.
Around 25 percent of Cheyenne’s water comes from groundwater wells.
A copy of the 2016 Water Quality Report will be mailed to customers, is available online, and at the Board’s office at 2416 Snyder Avenue.