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2011 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

  • Published
  • By Capt. Gabriel A. Cantu
  • 82 AMDS/SFPB
Sheppard AFB Water Safe to Drink

The Annual Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) on the Quality of Tap Water for Sheppard AFB has been completed. This purpose of this report is to help consumers understand the quality of water received by Sheppard AFB from the Wichita Falls water system over the course of the previous calendar year 2011. Under the "Consumer Confidence Reporting Rule" of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), community water systems are required to report this water quality information to the consuming public. Presented in this report is information about the source of our water, its make up, and the potential health risks, if any, associated with contaminants. The CCR validates that Sheppard's drinking water is well within all Federal and State mandated standards and is safe to drink.

Sheppard AFB Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight (BEF) routinely monitors water purchased from the City of Wichita Falls (the City of Wichita Falls monitors prior to delivery) for elements in your drinking water in accordance with EPA regulatory requirements. The Wichita Falls water system conveys surface water via below-grade pipelines from Lake Arrowhead and Lake Kickapoo to the City's Jasper and Cypress water treatment plants. Water supplies are mixed, treated and monitored prior to Wichita Falls and Sheppard AFB distribution.

With approval from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), BEF is able to post this CCR in its entirety on the base internet instead of mailing it out to each consumer. This saves valuable time and resources which are precious commodities in our environmentally conscious Air Force. Again, this report serves as your annual notice of the quality of water supplied to Sheppard AFB consumers.

If you would like to view or obtain a copy of the entire report please click HERE or contact the Bioenvironmental Engineering office at 149 Hart St. Bldg 1200, Sheppard AFB, TX 76311, Phone (940) 676-3080.