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.
1st Quarter 2024 Results
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.