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Water Quality


We routinely monitor for contaminants in your drinking water according to federal and state laws.

The State allows us to monitor for some contaminants less then once per year because the concentrations of these contaminants do not change frequently.

Some of our data is from prior years in accordance with the Safe Drinking Water Act. 

Please review these results in our yearly Water Quality Reports.

Source Water Assessment

A Source Water Assessment of our sources was completed in 2004 by the PA Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP). The Assessment has found that our sources are potentially most susceptible to accidents and spills along the roadways within the assessment areas and non-point source contamination from residences, pesticide use and past mining practices. Overall, our sources have moderate risk of significant contami-nation. Summary reports of the Assessment are available by writing to Highland Sewer & Water Authority, 120 Tank Drive, Johnstown, Pa 15904 and will be available on the PADEP website at (Keyword: “DEP source water”). Complete reports were distributed to municipalities, water suppliers, local planning agencies and PADEP offices. Copies of the complete report are available for review at the PADEP’s Southwest Regional Office, Records Manage-ment Unit at 412-442-4000.