Montgomery County meets drinking water quality standards

Montgomery County Environmental Services (MCES) announced Monday they met all drinking water safety and testing standards, according to a release.

Each year, the Montgomery County Environmental Laboratory tests over 12,000 water samples to ensure the water is safe and pure.

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“Our team works hard every day to protect public health and the environment. Now, our team is starting work on our capital improvement plan to reinvest in our infrastructure which will ensure we can continue to do so for years to come,” Environmental Services Director Patrick Turnbull.

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MCES distributes drinking water to more than 80,000 customers, the release stated. It is also responsible for maintaining 12 pump stations, 14 water storage facilities, about 1,400 miles of water mains, over 30,000 valves and more than 12,000 fire hydrants.

The public can learn more by reading the 2019 Drinking Water Quality Report.