The Cedar Rapids Water Division is charged with delivering the highest quality water to every home, business and industry. In order to meet this goal, we are continuously monitoring water quality and reviewing new technologies to ensure the best quality product for your money.
Delivering Clean, Safe Water to Your Home
The information in this report summarizes the results of our water monitoring program as required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Many of the analyses are required by the Safe Drinking Water Act and other regulations. However, in order to feel confident that the water we produce and distribute is of the best quality possible, we monitor for contaminants above and beyond the basic requirements. If you have any questions about the information in this report, please feel free to call us at (319) 286-5900.
Investing in Technology to Ensure the Safety of Our Water Supply
Part of our responsibility is making sure we have the most effective and up-to-date treatment processes that will ensure the quality of your drinking water. After careful review and consultation with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, the Cedar Rapids Water Division invested in the first ultra-violet (UV) disinfection treatment process in the State of Iowa. The addition of UV technology complements our current disinfection processes and allows us to continue to meet state and federal requirements.
Continually Improving Efficiency
The Cedar Rapids Water Division is also committed to controlling the cost of our service. Residents of Cedar Rapids enjoy water rates that are among the lowest in the state. While we strive to operate the most efficient production and distribution processes, external costs such as electricity, chemicals, and infrastructure continue to rise. We are pursuing grants and other funding options to reduce the cost of infrastructure.