Water Production

Water Production


As science evolves, so does your water supply. The City of New Port Richey's Water Production Division is responsible for providing residents with water that meets or exceeds the standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).opens in a new window The change to chloramines as a final disinfectant will help ensure we continue providing high-quality water to our customers.
View the pure and simple formula for good water webpage to learn more about the change to chloramines.
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Essential Message for Fish Owners

Chloramines, like chlorine, are harmful to fish and other types of aquatic life. It must be removed from the water to be used in fresh and saltwater tanks and ponds. A water-conditioning agent or activated carbon filter specifically designed to remove chloramines must be used.

PFAS Regulations April 10, 2024 Update

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its first regulation to limit six PFAS levels in drinking water. The regulation will be 4 parts per trillion (ppt) for two PFAS (PFOA and PFOS) along with a hazard index of 1.0 for the other 4 PFAS (PFHxS, GenX, PFNA, and PFBS).

The City of New Port Richey has been testing our water supply for these six regulated PFAS and to date have completed three quarters of testing and have had no detection of any of these contaminants in our water supply. The results can be found below.

Please be assured that:

  • The City of New Port Richey’s top priority is providing high-quality, clean, safe drinking water to protect public health.
  • PFAS are a concern for all communities and we are doing our best to make sure our water supply is not affected.
  • We are monitoring the EPA's progress and testing for PFAS and we are working with our Regional Supplier Tampa Bay Water to prepare to address these new regulations.
  • We can assure you; we will meet those regulations and continue to supply a high-quality, clean, safe drinking water to all of our customers.

1st Quarter 2024 Results

Fifth Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Analytical Report

Detection Results for Fifth Unregulated Contaminant Drinking Water Samples

Note: While the results provided may show none of the 29 PFAS were detected above EPA’s Minimum Reporting Levels (MRLs) for the Fifth Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR5) study, the EPA requires the use of MRLs to ensure consistency of data quality from the many water utilities and laboratories participating in this nationwide study. Laboratories have varying abilities to analyze PFAS to levels lower than MRLs such as Practical Quantitation Limits (PQLs) and Method Detection Limits (MDLs) but the EPA does not allow this lower-level data to be uploaded to their Central Database Exchange for inclusion in the UCMR5 study. Tampa Bay Water analyzed samples to supplement the findings of the City of New Port Richey and other member utilities and reported the findings using methods other than EPA required MRLs. You can view these results at Tampa Bay Water’s website: https://www.tampabaywater.org/quality/water-quality-concerns/pfas/epa-study-results/. It is important to note that results reported below the EPA’s MRLs are primarily qualitative and not quantitative, which means a substance may have been detected but not in a reliably quantifiable amount.