What is a CCR? A CCR is a Consumer Confidence Report, also called an annual water quality report or drinking water quality report. Every community water supplier is required to provide a CCR to customer by July 1st of each calendar year.
What information is included in a CCR? The CCR provided by Anderson Regional Joint Water System outlines: source of drinking water, level of contaminants in water source, EPA levels for safe contaminant levels, general information about cryptosporidium, and other specific information about your water source.
For more information about CCR for drinking water, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/drinking/public/understanding_ccr.html
Awards and Recognition
The Area Wide Optimization Program (AWOP) water quality goals are established by SC DHEC. These standards are rigorous and involve enhanced filtration and treatment systems, which produces what that is approximately 10 times better quality than regulatory standards. Water systems that receive this award go above and beyond to provide the safest, best quality water to the communities that they serve. ARJWS has received the AWOP award for the past 10 consecutive years.
As part of our commitment to water quality, the ARJWS lab is constantly testing source water and drinking water for the following parameters. Over 200 water quality tests are conducted daily.
pH, conductivity, alkalinity, hardness, fluoride, color, THM, chlorine, turbidity, total coliform
ELISA testing for 3 algal toxins (anatoxin A, microcystin, cylindrospermopsin)
Field sampling is conducted weekly by ARJWS staff. Our sample site plan identifies sampling sites and a sample collection schedule that is representative of water throughout the distribution system. The purpose of the sample site plan is to ensure that bacteriological contamination cannot persist undetected in the distribution system.
Sample sites have been chosen to ensure adequate representation of water throughout the distribution system. The number of samples collected and frequency of collection is based on population served.
Staff Experience and Certification
Anderson Regional Joint Water System boasts an experienced, trained, certified staff. With 5 A-licensed operators and several licensed operator trainees, ARJWS is committed to producing safe, high quality drinking water.