Summer Storms and Your Water Quality
It’s the season for summer storms again, and before long monsoons will be bringing high winds and heavy rains to Gilbert. Summer storms including microbursts, haboobs, and monsoons all present challenges for safety when driving, or protecting your homes from high winds and floodwaters. You’re probably familiar with safety precautions and ways to prepare for these storms in your home, but have you ever wondered how your water system is prepared for these storms?
To keep your water supply safe and secure in the event of summer storms, your water treatment plants are staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days of year by highly trained state-certified drinking water treatment operators. These operators continuously monitor the incoming water and watch for increasing levels of turbidity which can occur if storm water runoff enters the rivers and canals that supply our water. When these events occur, operators make adjustments to the water treatment process to safeguard your water from any contaminants that may be found in the incoming water, and to ensure that your water is disinfected and safe to drink.
Want to learn more about where your water comes from and how it is treated? Check out Tap into Quality’s video for more information.