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The following page provides contact information for drinking water authorities in the states of each city we surveyed, as well as watershed maps, right-to-know reports, and information about compliance with federal standards and requirements. Where available, links are also provided to comments submitted by state environmental officials regarding proposed reductions in federal clean water protections. For more about these contacts and resources, see below.

Resources and Contacts by City
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Albuquerque, NM
State Drinking Water Contact Info:
City of Albuquerque Public Works Department
Water Utility Division
P.O. Box 1293
Albuquerque, NM 87103
505-857-8260
Right-to-Know Report Watershed/Source Water Maps Compliance Info State Comments on CWA Rollback
Albuquerque Right-to-Know Report Rio Grande-Albuquerque Map
(Note: Albuquerque's water comes from local groundwater from the Santa Fe Group Aquifer)
Albuquerque Compliance Info NM Comments


Atlanta, GA
State Drinking Water Contact Info:
United Water Services Atlanta
Operations Department
651 14th Street, N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30318
One-Call Customer Service Center at 404-658-6500
Right-to-Know Report Watershed/Source Water Maps Compliance Info State Comments on CWA Rollback
Atlanta Right-to-Know Report Upper Chattahoochee River Map Atlanta Compliance Info GA Comments


Baltimore, MD
State Drinking Water Contact Info:
City of Baltimore, Department of Public Works
The Abel Wolman Municipal Building
Room 300
200 North Holliday Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-396-3500
Right-to-Know Report Watershed/Source Water Maps Compliance Info State Comments on CWA Rollback
Baltimore Right-to-Know Report Gunpowder-Patapsco Map Baltimore Compliance Info  


Boston, MA
State Drinking Water Contact Info:
Boston Water & Sewer Commission
980 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02119
617-989-7000

Mass. Water Resource Agency
Right-to-Know Report Watershed/Source Water Maps Compliance Info State Comments on CWA Rollback
Boston Right-to-Know Report Chicopee (Quabbin) Map

Nashua (Ware) Map
Boston Compliance Info MA Comments


Chicago, IL
State Drinking Water Contact Info:
Richard Rice
Chicago Department of Water
1000 East Ohio Street
Chicago IL 60611
312-744-6635
Right-to-Know Report Watershed/Source Water Maps Compliance Info State Comments on CWA Rollback
Chicago Right-to-Know Report Lake Michigan Map Chicago Compliance Info IL Comments


Denver, CO
State Drinking Water Contact Info:
Denver Water Board
1600 West 12th Avenue
Denver, CO 80254
303-628-5973
Right-to-Know Report Watershed/Source Water Maps Compliance Info State Comments on CWA Rollback
Denver Right-to-Know Report South Platte Headwaters Map

Upper South Platte Map

Colorado Headwaters Map

St. Vrain Map
Denver Compliance Info  


Detroit, MI
State Drinking Water Contact Info:
Detroit Water and Sewerage Department
County Served: Wayne
735 Randolph Street
Detroit, MI 48226
313-964-9570 (Public Affairs Division)
Right-to-Know Report Watershed/Source Water Maps Compliance Info State Comments on CWA Rollback
Detroit Right-to-Know Report Detroit Map

Lake St. Clair Map

Lake Erie Map

Pigeon-Wiscoggin Map

Kawkawlin-Pine Map
Detroit Compliance Info MI Comments


Fresno, CA
State Drinking Water Contact Info:
City of Fresno Department of Public Utilities
City of Fresno Water Division
1910 East University Avenue
Fresno, CA 93703-2988
559-498-4136
Right-to-Know Report Watershed/Source Water Maps Compliance Info State Comments on CWA Rollback
Fresno Right-to-Know Report Tulare-Buena Vista Lakes Map

Upper King Map

Middle San Joaquin-Lower Chowchilla

Middle San Joaquin-Lower Merced-Lower Stanislaus

Upper San Joaquin
Fresno Compliance Info CA Comments


Houston, TX
State Drinking Water Contact Info:
Senior Assistant Director Roger W. Hulbert
Water Production Branch
City of Houston
Department of Public Works and Engineering
611 Walker Street, 21st Floor
Houston, Texas 77002
713-837-0600
Right-to-Know Report Watershed/Source Water Maps Compliance Info State Comments on CWA Rollback
Houston Right-to-Know Report Upper Trinity Map

Buffalo-San Jacinto Map
Houston Compliance Info TX Comments


Los Angeles, CA
State Drinking Water Contact Info:
George Gewe, Water Quality Office
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
P.O. Box 51111 Room 1213
Los Angeles, California 90051-0100
(800) 342-5397 or (213) 367-3182
Right-to-Know Report Watershed/Source Water Maps Compliance Info State Comments on CWA Rollback
Los Angeles Right-to-Know Report Mono Lake Map

Crowley Lake Map

Owens Lake Map

San Joaquin Delta

The following are some of the watersheds that feed the Colorado River upstream of the Lake Mead water intake:

Lake Mead (Colorado River) Map

Hualapai Wash Map

Ft. Pierce Wash Map

Lower Virgin Map

Detrital Wash Map

Havasu Canyon Map

Kanab Map

Grand Canyon

Lower Colorado-Marble Canyon Map

Las Vegas Wash
  CA Comments


Manchester, NH
State Drinking Water Contact Info:
Manchester Water Works
281 Lincoln Street
603-624-6494
Right-to-Know Report Watershed/Source Water Maps Compliance Info State Comments on CWA Rollback
Manchester Right-to-Know Report, 2002 and 2003

Manchester Right-to-Know Report, 2001
Merrimack Map Manchester Compliance Info  


New Orleans, LA
State Drinking Water Contact Info:
Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans
625 St. Joseph Street
New Orleans, LA 70165
504-865-0420
Right-to-Know Report Watershed/Source Water Maps Compliance Info State Comments on CWA Rollback
New Orleans Right-to-Know Report Lower Mississippi-Baton Rouge Map

Lower Mississippi-Greenville Map

Lower Mississippi-Natchez Map

Lower Mississippi-New Orleans
New Orleans Algiers Compliance Info

New Orleans Carrolton Compliance Info
LA Comments


Newark, NJ
State Drinking Water Contact Info:
Anthony DeBarros
Newark Water Department
Route 23
Newfoundland, NJ 07424
973-733-8016
Right-to-Know Report Watershed/Source Water Maps Compliance Info State Comments on CWA Rollback
Newark Right-to-Know Report
(click on CCR link)
Hackensack-Passaic Map Newark Compliance Info NJ Comments


Philadelphia, PA
State Drinking Water Contact Info:
Kumar Kishinchand, Commissioner
Philadelphia Water Department
ARAMark Tower, 1101 Market Street, 3rd Floor
215-685-6300
Right-to-Know Report Watershed/Source Water Maps Compliance Info State Comments on CWA Rollback
Philadelphia Right-to-Know Report Lower Delaware Map Philadelphia Compliance Info PA Comments


Phoenix, AZ
State Drinking Water Contact Info:
Phoenix Municipal Water System
Maricopa County
5204 East Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ 85018
602-262-7454
Right-to-Know Report Watershed/Source Water Maps Compliance Info State Comments on CWA Rollback
Phoenix Right-to-Know Report Upper Salt Map

Lower Salt Map

Upper Verde Map

Lower Verde Map

Carizo Map
Phoenix Compliance Info AZ Comments


San Diego, CA
State Drinking Water Contact Info:
City of San Diego Water Department
Operations Division 2797
Caminito Chollas, MS 43
San Diego, CA 92105-5097
(619) 527-3121
Right-to-Know Report Watershed/Source Water Maps Compliance Info State Comments on CWA Rollback
San Diego Right-to-Know Report San Joaquin Delta Map

San Diego Map

The following are some of the watersheds that feed the Colorado River upstream of the Lake Mead water intake:

Lake Mead (Colorado River) Map

Hualapai Wash Map

Ft. Pierce Wash Map

Lower Virgin Map

Detrital Wash Map

Havasu Canyon Map

Kanab Map

Grand Canyon Map

Lower Colorado-Marble Canyon Map

Las Vegas Wash Map
San Diego Compliance Info CA Comments


San Francisco, CA
State Drinking Water Contact Info:
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
SFPUC Customer Service Bureau
425 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Toll-Free Number: (877) 737-8297
Right-to-Know Report Watershed/Source Water Maps Compliance Info State Comments on CWA Rollback
San Francisco Right-to-Know Report, 2002

San Francisco Right-to-Know Report, 2001

2000San Francisco Right-to-Know Report, 2000
Upper Tuolumne Map

San Francisco Bay (Alameda) Map
  CA Comments


Seattle, WA
State Drinking Water Contact Info:
Seattle Public Utilities
710 Second Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104-1713
206-615-0827
Right-to-Know Report Watershed/Source Water Maps Compliance Info State Comments on CWA Rollback
Seattle Right-to-Know Report Lake Washington (Cedar) Map

Snoqualmie (Tolt) Map
Seattle Compliance Info WA Comments


Washington, DC
State Drinking Water Contact Info:
Libby Lawson
District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority
WASA Public Affairs Office
5000 Overlook Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20032
202-787-2200

Washington Aqueduct
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
5900 MacArthur Boulevard, NW
Washington, D.C. 20315-0220
202-764-2753
Right-to-Know Report Watershed/Source Water Maps Compliance Info State Comments on CWA Rollback
Washington Right-to-Know Report Middle Potomac-Anacostia-Occoquan Map Washington Compliance Info  

About These Contacts and Resources

State Drinking Water Contact Information: Use the contact information provided to obtain additional information concerning water quality in your area, and to learn about opportunities for citizen involvement and meetings of the local water supplier.

Consumer Confidence (or "Right-to-Know") Reports: These are links to water quality reports published by each city's water supplier. The reports are supposed to contain information on levels of certain contaminants in drinking water, compliance with tap water rules, water sources, etc. The quality and accuracy of these reports varies.

Watershed or Source Water Characterization Maps & Potential Polluters: Use these links to access EPA maps of the watersheds or other source water for each city. Each watershed has been classified according to its vulnerability to water quality problems based on EPA's Index of Watershed Indicators (IWI). You can find specific pollution sources by zooming in on each map and can navigate around the area using the mapping features. Once you've zoomed in on a specific area of the watershed, dots appear showing potential polluters; information on each potential polluter can be found by double clicking on the dot on the map representing the facility.

Compliance Information: These links take you to information on each water system's violations of tap water standards and monitoring and reporting requirements, as recorded in the U.S. EPA Safe Drinking Water Information System (SDWIS). EPA audits show that the SDWIS database, while required by federal law to be accurate, often fails to include violations known to state officials, and on rarer occasions reports violations that did not occur. Problems remain despite NRDC's repeated urging that EPA clean up the database, and despite internal reports and investigative reports showing chronic underreporting. See USA Today, "Data Stream Polluted by Inaccuracy."

State Comments on Clean Water Act Rollback: These documents contain comments submitted by state environmental officials to the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers regarding a proposed rulemaking by these agencies that would reduce the number of categories of water bodies protected by the Clean Water Act. States' comments were overwhelmingly against the proposed rule, and in favor of preserving existing Clean Water Act jurisdiction for the protection of surface waters.

last revised 6/11/2003

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