Since the early 1900's, St. George City's
Water Department has been dedicated to producing safe drinking water for
all its customers. The City currently owns and operates 16 wells (8 located
below Gunlock Reservoir, 5 in Snow
Canyon, 1 north of the Industrial Park and 2 north of Washington
City), one 20 million gallons a day surface water
treatment plant located at Quail Lake, and numerous springs
located on the south and west sides of Pine Valley Mountain.
To ensure the ongoing quality of water, city personnel routinely monitors
for constituents in your drinking water in accordance with State and Federal
laws. During 2002, over 2500 test were taken on chemical, physical and microbiological
properties of the city's water. Testing is done at all stages, from the
water source all the way to your tap.
EPA prescribes limits on the amount of each constituent allowed in public
water systems. The presence of these constituents does not necessarily pose
a health risk. All drinking water, including bottled drinking water may
be reasonably expected to contain at least small mounts of constituents.
More information about constituents and health effects can be obtained by
calling the Environmental Protection Agency's Safe Drinking Water Hotline
Some people may be more vulnerable to constituents in drinking water than
the population. Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing
chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with
HIV/Aids or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can
be particularly at risk. These people should seek advice about drinking
water from their health care providers.
St. George City has completed source protection plans for their underground
drinking water sources such as wells and springs. Most of these sources
are in relatively remote parts of the country and have a low susceptibility
to contamination. A few wells located closer to residential areas may be
more susceptible to contamination from houses and roads. Please contact
us at (435) 879-2361 if you would like to review our source protection plan
or if you have questions about it.
Snow Canyon Wells
Mill Creek Wells
Quail Creek Reservoir
City Creek Wells
Locate your house on this map
to find which water source you receive at home.
There are several constituents that occur naturally in your water.
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