Modern water disinfection has been called one of the greatest scientific achievements of the last century. Before the 20th century, millions of people worldwide died from water-borne illnesses annually. However, the discovery of these disease-causing bacteria promoted the development of more sophisticated treatment processes. Today, most people don’t even think about the safety of their water before taking a sip.
The number one priority of Birmingham Water Works is to provide the highest quality water possible for its customers’ health, welfare and enjoyment. The company uses the latest technology in water treatment and consistently meets and exceeds state and federal standards for safety and quality.
As a part of its capital improvement program, the Birmingham Water Works makes repairs and replaces infrastructure on a regular basis, ensuring that contaminants do not build up in lines leading to homes and businesses and that water quality remains high.
As a result of diligent testing, Birmingham Water Works remains one of the top water producers every year, and its water is ranked as some of the best in the nation.
Water Quality Report
The Birmingham Water Works and water utilities across the U.S. are required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to distribute an Annual Water Quality Report to customers. This Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) details the water quality of a water system and details and outlines contaminants and their levels in drinking water.
For questions regarding BWWB's Water Quality Reports, please contact Drusilla Hudson at (205) 244-4466.