Source-water Protection

What Is Source Water?
Source water refers to sources of water (such as rivers, streams, lakes, reservoirs, springs, and groundwater) that provide water to public drinking water supplies and private wells.

 Why We Protect Source Water?
Protecting source water can reduce risks by preventing exposures to contaminated water. Drinking-water Utilities that meet the definition of a public water system are responsible for meeting the requirements of the EPA and State drinking water programs under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). Protecting source water from contamination helps reduce treatment costs and may avoid or defer the need for complex treatment. There are many additional benefits associated with source water protection, such as protecting water quality for wildlife and recreational use; and protecting the availability and quantity of water supplies.

The Town of Altavista will continue to monitor and take actions as needed to protect our water source for our citizens and businesses.

We want to keep you informed about the excellent water and services we deliver to you throughout the year.
The Town of Altavista is pleased to provide you with our Annual Drinking Water Quality Report.
Our goal is, and always will be, to provide our citizens with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water.

Town of Altavista's Annual Drinking Water Report - 2023
Altavista Water Treatment Plant's 2021 "Gold Standard" Award
Thank You for Helping Us Protect Our Natural Resources