MDC 2022 Water Quality Report

2022 Water Quality Report
2022 Water Quality Report (Spanish)
Press Release (PDF)

MDC water met or exceeded all State and Federal standards

For Immediate Release
June 20, 2023

(HARTFORD, CT) The Metropolitan District (MDC) announced today that the drinking water provided to its customers met or exceeded all state and federal standards for 2022.

The 2022 Water Quality Report is required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Safe Drinking Water Act. The 2022 Water Quality Report is mailed to MDC customers this month. Additionally, a copy of the report is available online to view and download on the MDC’s website at in both English and Spanish.

In 2022, the MDC’s potable water was once again in compliance with all state and federal drinking standards. The report includes a description of the MDC’s source waters, treatment techniques, a list of substances the water is tested for and more.

Each year the MDC conducts over 140,000 tests on the water obtained from its reservoirs, treatment plants and other sampling sites throughout the distribution system. In 2022, the MDC distributed an average of 46.3 million gallons of water per day to a population of approximately 400,000.

Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) were not part of the water quality testing, as they were not regulated by the EPA for the 2022 calendar year. However, as reported in a press release in April, MDC began quarterly testing for 29 PFAS in early 2023 as part of the EPA’s Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR) testing. Results from the first two quarters (January and April) of water testing indicate no detectable PFAS in the MDC’s water supply.

“The MDC continues to provide our customers with the highest quality drinking water year in and year out. While new challenges are continually presented, the responsible management of our water supply and delivery system remains our highest priority,” stated MDC CEO Scott Jellison.