Homeowners can obtain their drinking and other domestic use water through a variety of sources. These include:
Public water systems provide regular contaminant testing and reporting to the public, while all other sources* do not.
What is your water source? If you do not receive a bill from a provider, i.e. OCWA, then your water is from a private source, an IWS. If you don’t know, track down the source of your water!
Due to the dynamic nature and likelihood of bacterial contamination, it is strongly recommended that surface (lakes and streams) water as well as natural springs not be consumed.
If you choose to contact a local water testing service, below is a link with information about what you may want to have tested and what the results mean.