The City of Salem has published its 2017 Water Quality Report.
It is available in both English and Spanish. Residents can request a printed copy by calling Public Works Dispatch at: 503‑588‑6333.
In 2016, City of Salem drinking water met or surpassed all public health requirements set by the Oregon Health Authority and the EPA.
While many components of the report are mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the City of Salem prides itself in providing a more comprehensive report to its customers.
Salem’s Report includes information about:
- Possible water contaminants
- Salem's sources of drinking water
- Ways to get involved
- Water conservation
“Water is the most valuable natural resource in the world today, and the City of Salem is fortunate to have an extremely high-quality, reliable, and abundant source,” says Dwayne Barnes, Acting Utility Operations Manager. He adds, “It’s easy to take this precious resource for granted until you learn about the troubles other areas of the United States and the world are experiencing with their water supply. We often forget about the treatment process, hundreds of miles of water mains, pump stations, reservoirs, and dedicated staff it takes to deliver water to the average residential customer for less than a penny a gallon.”