This is called a CCR – Consumer Confidence Report.
The federal government requires specific information to be included in the reports.
The EPA lists:
- The lake, river, aquifer, or other source of the drinking water.
- A brief summary of the risk of contamination of the local drinking water source.
- The regulated contaminant found in local drinking water.
- The potential health effects of any contaminant detected in violation of an EPA health standard.
- An accounting of the system’s actions to restore safe drinking water.
- An educational statement for vulnerable populations about avoiding Cryptosporidium (a microscopic parasite).
- Educational information on nitrate, arsenic, or lead in areas where these contaminants may be a concern.
- EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline number.
- Phone numbers of additional sources of information, including the water system.