California American Water Releases Its 2009 Water Quality Reports to Sacramento Area Customers

Jun 03, 2010, 18:12 ET from California American Water

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- California American Water recently announced the results of its 2009 water quality reports for all ten Sacramento service areas.

The reports show that water quality meets state and federal standards for all of its Sacramento area systems. California American Water has about 58,000 customers within these areas.

"We are pleased to report that the water supplied to our customers is of higher quality than required by state and federal drinking water standards," said Andy Soule′, general manager of California American Water's Northern Division. "Our team works hard every day to ensure the highest quality product for our customers. These results are a testament to that effort."

The annual reports compare California American Water's water quality with standards established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Department of Public Health. The report also discusses drinking water sources, public health information, substances detected in the water and the levels of those substances. Commonly asked questions and answers concerning drinking water are also included.

The water quality reports which are updated and distributed annually by California American Water, will be delivered to Sacramento area customers by the end of June. Some reports will arrive as a bill insert. However, most will be directly mailed to customers' homes or businesses.

Those who are not direct recipients of a water bill (e.g., renters) can request a copy of the report for their area from the company's customer service center at 1-800-565-7292. The reports will also be made available online at

California American Water, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), provides high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 600,000 people.  

Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater utility company.  With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs more than 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to approximately 16 million people in 35 states, as well as Ontario and Manitoba, Canada. More information can be found by visiting

SOURCE California American Water