▶ Water Quality
SAFE, CLEAN & GOOD FOR YOU: DRINKING WATER IN HOOKSETT, NH
"Water is essential for life. Drinking water, also known as potable water, is water safe enough for drinking and food preparation. The most efficient way to transport and deliver potable water is through pipes. Tap water refers to water piped to homes [(also known as domestic water systems)] and delivered to a tap or spigot. For [tap water] to be consumed safely, [it] must receive adequate treatment and meet drinking water regulations." [Wikipedia]
"The U. S. has one of the safest water supplies in the world. Drinking water [quality] varies from place to place, depending on the condition of the source water from which it is drawn and the treatment it receives, but [public water systems] must meet U.S. EPA regulations." [CDC]
Although all drinking water supplies are vulnerable to water contamination from natural sources and human activities, municipal public water systems such as ours are heavily regulated and monitored to ensure that water quality is safe and clean. Private water supplies and bottled water supplies may be drinkable, but they rarely receive the same level of government scrutiny.
Hooksett Village Water Precinct is committed to providing excellent water quality. We test for many possible contaminants throughout each year as required by the Safe Drinking Water Act and NHDES. There have been no health-based or monitoring/reporting violations for our system in at least the last ten years, according to the USEPA. Sampling results are summarized annually for the public in Consumer Confidence Reports. We regularly safeguard the quality of the water in our system via rigorous enforcement of sanitary standards, routine flushing of fire hydrants, frequent testing of backflow prevention devices, and vigilant leak detection and repairs. We have been honored by the New England Water Works Association based, in part, on our operations to protect the safety of our water supplies and public health of our customers.
The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) requires that utilities issue an annual water quality report to customers in addition to other notices that may be required by law. This report details where our water comes from and contains a summary of recent water quality testing results, including a list of any SDWA violations if applicable.
Annual water quality reports (also called Consumer Confidence Reports, or CCRs) can be viewed and printed by clicking on the year of interest below. Alternatively, you may request a copy of a report from Hooksett Village Water Precinct by phone, fax, mail or email.
2017 Consumer Confidence Report
2016 Consumer Confidence Report
2015 Consumer Confidence Report
2014 Consumer Confidence Report
Summary of Federal Safe Drinking Water Act Monitoring Standards
NHDES Standards for Contaminants in Public Drinking Waters
"Color, Taste, & Odor: What You Should Know"