Since 1999, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has required municipalities to report to its residents each year on the quality of its drinking water. The report, known in most communities as the “Consumer Confidence Report,” includes information on water sources and water treatment methods, as well as information on impurities that may have been present in the local drinking water.

The City of Iowa City has posted the newest report, which covers test results from 2016, to its website at Printed copies are also available at the Revenue Desk in City Hall, 410 E. Washington Street, at the Water Plant, 80 Stephen Atkins Drive, and can be requested by calling 319-356-5164.

Water supplies are regulated by the EPA and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. The EPA requires the City to monitor for over 80 drinking water impurities. The 2016 report indicates that Iowa City drinking water far surpasses all federal and state drinking water quality standards.

For more information, contact Carol Sweeting, Public Information / Education Coordinator by phone at 319-356-5164 or e-mail

Date of publication

Monday, May 01, 2017