How do I know if my tap water is safe to drink?

The water distributed by Monte Vista Water District that our customers receive at their taps meets or exceeds all state and federal drinking water standards set to protect public health.

The Federal Safe Drinking Act of 1974 and its 1986 amendments are intended to ensure the quality of our nation's water supplies. In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the State Water Resources Control Board set forth regulations that limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. Department of Public Health regulations also establish limits for contaminants in bottled water that provide the same protection for public health.

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1. Do I need to use a water-treatment system or drink bottled water?
2. How do I know if my tap water is safe to drink?
3. I want to purchase a water softener. What brand would you recommend?
4. What's the hardness of Monte Vista Water District water? (for those thinking of purchasing a water softener)
5. Why does my water sometimes look cloudy?