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Sheppard AFB water is safe to drink

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The Annual Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) on the Quality of Tap Water for Sheppard AFB has been completed. The 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 2015.   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.


This year, the Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight (BEF) is proud to present our new 2015 CCR, featuring the water conservation theme cover provided by 13-year old Cameron Mayberry (daughter of Paul and Jodi Mayberry) from the Youth Center. Her design was selected to be part of this report as part of the Water Conservation Drawing Contest. The 82 MDG BEF is using the 2015 CCR to engage with our community and educating the base populace about the importance of water conservation.


Sheppard AFB 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 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. Electronic distribution saves valuable time and resources which are precious commodities in our environmentally conscious Air Force. This report serves as the annual notice of the quality of water supplied to Sheppard AFB consumers. Anyone interested in getting a copy of this report please visit this link or contact the Bioenvironmental Engineering office at 149 Hart St. Bldg. 1200, Sheppard AFB, TX 76311, Phone (940) 676-3080.

To read the full report, click here: 2015 Annual Consumer Confidence Report.