Annual Drinking Water Quality Reports

Queen Anne's County Sanitary District is proud each year to present its annual drinking water quality report. This report reflects the dedication and hard work of many employees dedicated to providing clean, safe drinking water to our customers. Read current and historical Drinking Water Quality Reports.

Safe Drinking Water Act

In 1996 Congress amended the Safe Drinking Water Act giving the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the authority to require an annual drinking water quality report from each community water system. These water quality reports, also known as "Consumer Confidence Reports," summarize information that is already collected by the water system to comply with regulations. The EPA requires that all public water providers deliver this information to all customers on an annual basis in a single report that provides water quality data to the public in an understandable manner. The report includes the following information:

  • Sources of the drinking water
  • How the water is treated
  • What, if any, contaminants were detected and information on any detected contaminants
  • Whether there were any violations of drinking water regulations
  • Definitions of technical and regulatory terms used in the report
  • Statements on contaminants and health risks, and contaminant sources provided by the EPA
  • Who to contact for more information

The report may also include other material that the Sanitary District feels is informative to its customers. View the Water Conservation Guide (PDF).