The Utilities Board of Rainbow City, Alabama is committed to providing safe and affordable drinking water and wastewater services to the Rainbow City Community. Our goal is to deliver these essential services in a manner that is safe, reliable, prompt, efficient, courteous and sensitive to the neesd of our customers.
We are once again proud to present our annual water quality report covering all testing performed between Jan 1 and Dec 31, 2015.
Over the years, we have dedicated ourselves to producing drinking water that meets all state and federal standards. We continually strive to adopt new methods for delivering the best-quality drinking water to you. As new challenges to drinking water safety emerge, we remain vigiliant in meeting the goals of source water protection, water conservation, and community education while continuing to serve the needs of all our water users. Download reports -> Annual Water Quality report 2012 - Annual Water Quality report 2014 - Annual Water Quality report 2015
We service an estimated 3,900 customers, over approximately 200 miles of water mains with 4 storage tanks with a 1.1 million gallon capacity.
Our water source comes from the basin called the Middles Coosa. This watershed contains 23 rivers and streams. There are 420 lakes in the watershed, for a total of 31,285.7 acres of surface area. There are approximately 3,359.6 total river miles in this basin. This basin is fed from the Upper Coosa Basin and multiple aquifers, including Pennsylvanian aquifers, Valley and Ridge aquifers, and Valley and Ride carbonate-rock aquifers. All of the sources provide approximately 5,300 cubic feet per second (cfs) average flow through our area. To learn more about the watershed please visit The Middle Coosa Watershed
Here are five water saving stragtegies to help with the environment and save some money. Things we can all agree on.
1)Your monthly saving if when brushing your teeth, you rinse when done rather than letting the water run. Your estimated savings is 240 gallons per year. 2)Your annual saving if you run your washing machine only when it's full will be an estimated 2,130 gallons per year. 3)The estimated amount you save per shower if you use a low flow head for 10 minutes is 50 gallons. 4)You will save 10 gallons each time you wash dishes if you will wash all of them first and do one rinse afterward. 5)Your annual saving will be as much as 10,000 gallons if you fix all leaks(dripping faucets, running toilets). Simple steps to save water
For more information about contaminants and potential health effects, call the U.S. EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline at (800) 426-4791.
To ensure that tap water is safe to drink, U.S. EPA prescribes regulations limiting the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water, which must provide the same protection for public health. All drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk. To learn more go to Drinking Water Contaminants – Standards and Regulations
Utility Board Members:
The Utility Board meets 1st and 3rd Monday of each month, 4 PM in the Utility Board office.
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