NOW AVAILABLE: DPW’s 2022 Water Quality Report

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NOW AVAILABLE: DPW’s 2022 Water Quality Report

Today, the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) is announcing that its 2022 Water Quality Report is available online. This annual report provides Baltimore City and County residents with important information about where the City’s drinking water comes from, what chemicals it contains, and how it meets federal standards for tap water. 

This year’s Water Quality Report contains information about testing for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) compounds under the State’s Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR) program. This testing confirmed that Baltimore’s PFAS levels are below the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed action threshold.

The UCMR program is intended to give the EPA , Maryland Department of the Environment and water providers a greater understanding of how pervasive PFAS are in our nation’s drinking water. PFAS have been in use since the 1940s in a variety of industry and consumer products such as nonstick cookware, waterproof clothing and firefighting foam.

DPW continues to use electronic delivery to distribute its Water Quality Report, also known as the Consumer Confidence Report (CCR). A message and a link appears on water bills directing customers to DPW’s most recent water quality report:

Printed copies are available upon request by calling 311 (for Baltimore City residents) or (410) 396-5352 (for Baltimore County residents).


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