July 10 – Coastkeeper Breaks Down Info in San Diego’s Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

Organization encourages residents to visit its blog for a full scoop on the results

SAN DIEGO, July 9, 2012 – To aid understanding of San Diego’s drinking water quality
standards, Coastkeeper published a “how to read” guide explaining information found in the
recently mailed Annual Drinking Water Quality Report from the City of San Diego. The guide
is located at: http://localhost/sdcoastkeeper/blog/san-diego-water-supply/item/267-is-my-tap-
water-safe-to-drink?.html
Coastkeeper has no formal involvement in drinking water quality standards.
“When Coastkeeper’s staff started asking me what the report meant, I thought why not put
this information together and share it with the larger public?” said Coastkeeper’s water quality
lab manager Travis Pritchard. “These are technical terms and measurements, but with a little
guidance from Coastkeeper, even my 10-year-old neighbor can understand the health of the
water pouring from his faucets.”
According to Pritchard, Coastkeeper’s blog highlights the most important information found in
the Annual Drinking Water Quality Report, interprets the technical terms and uses anecdotal
information to further aid understanding. “Tap water in San Diego goes through an extensive
treatment process.” said Pritchard. “People should realize that drinking tap water is safe,
economical and eco-groovy.”
In addition, and unrelated to drinking water quality standards, the organization updates the
county’s beach status web page to inform the residents about their favorite beaches. To check
for current beach advisories and warnings, visit Coastkeeper’s website or download its Swim
Guide app for beachgoers on the go.
Coastkeeper also conducts monthly water quality monitoring and testing to collect data and
establish water quality trends in the county’s inland waters. The organization shares this
information with the public, agencies and community organizations to help the region identify
and restore polluted waters.

SAN DIEGO, July 10, 2012 – To aid understanding of San Diego’s drinking water quality standards, Coastkeeper published a “how to read” guide explaining information found in the recently mailed Annual Drinking Water Quality Report from the City of San Diego. The guide is located at: http://localhost/sdcoastkeeper/blog/san-diego-water-supply/item/267-is-my-tap-water-safe-to-drink?.html

Coastkeeper has no formal involvement in drinking water quality standards.

“When Coastkeeper’s staff started asking me what the report meant, I thought why not put this information together and share it with the larger public?” said Coastkeeper’s water quality lab manager Travis Pritchard. “These are technical terms and measurements, but with a little guidance from Coastkeeper, even my 10-year-old neighbor can understand the health of the water pouring from his faucets.”

According to Pritchard, Coastkeeper’s blog highlights the most important information found in the Annual Drinking Water Quality Report, interprets the technical terms and uses anecdotal information to further aid understanding. “Tap water in San Diego goes through an extensive treatment process.” said Pritchard. “People should realize that drinking tap water is safe, economical and eco-groovy.”

In addition, and unrelated to drinking water quality standards, the organization updates the county’s beach status web page to inform the residents about their favorite beaches. To check for current beach advisories and warnings, visit Coastkeeper’s website or download its Swim Guide app for beachgoers on the go.

Coastkeeper also conducts monthly water quality monitoring and testing to collect data and establish water quality trends in the county’s inland waters. The organization shares this information with the public, agencies and community organizations to help the region identify and restore polluted waters.

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SAN DIEGO COASTKEEPER: Founded in 1995, San Diego Coastkeeper protects and restores fishable, swimmable and drinkable waters in San Diego County. Visit us online at http://localhost/sdcoastkeeper.