When it comes to water, quantity is a big issue these days – but quality is always a top priority, as well. That’s why, more than 15 years ago, the Valley’s water quality experts created Tap Into Quality (TIQ) as a resource where residents could easily learn more about the quality of their water. The resulting public education campaign is supported by Valley cities, Central Arizona Project (CAP), SRP, and the Arizona Water Association with a goal of increasing awareness about the safety, convenience, and affordability of the region’s tap water.
Earlier this year, TIQ launched a new website, which was developed by CAP. As a founding TIQ member, CAP supports the effort to spread information regarding the Valley’s water quality. The site features:
- Links to current city water quality reports where residents can get information about their specific water supply
- A 15-minute video with an overview about central Arizona water sources, treatment, distribution, and sampling
- Mobile-friendly technology
Residents also will find messages about their water quality – letting them know that up to 100 tests are performed regionally on their drinking water each day to ensure water meets every health and safety standard set by the state and federal government. The site also addresses the affordability of tap water – you can fill more than five one-gallon jugs for just one penny! And regardless of whether you prefer your water on ice or at room temperature, with or without a slice of citrus, TIQ wants residents to make informed decisions regarding how they use the water coming from their tap.
From time to time, Water – Use It Wisely features guest bloggers who write about topics related to water and water conservation. Crystal Thompson represents Tap Into Quality, a public education campaign supported by Valley cities, Central Arizona Project, SRP, and AZ Water Association aimed at increasing awareness about the safety, convenience, and affordability of the region’s tap water. For more information visit tapintoquality.com.
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