Recent inspection of the water company finds many violations!

The State Water Resources Control Board recently inspected the water company and found many violations of their standards and regulations. Here is a summary:

  • Elevated levels of Aluminum above legal limits.
  • Well 3 which provides about 1/3 of all the water to our houses is in the process of failing. Its casing is cracked and sediment is entering the system.
  • The pumps and their housings are in bad repair.
  • On a number of occassions, the company has replaced water mains without doing the proper disinfection to make sure contaminants do not enter the system.
  • Their is not enough information regarding backflow prevention devices on private wells that some people have on their properties.
  • They have not responded to customer complaints.

The list goes on. Click below to get the full report.

SWRCB Letter 2017

Author: shannon

Shannon and his wife April have lived in East Palo Alto since they were married in 1991. He is the Executive Director of the Ravenswood Youth Athletic Association, which oversees the soccer club that plays at Cesar Chavez school in East Palo Alto.

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