Public Water Systems
Public Water Systems (PWS) provide water to communities and are regulated under the Safe Drinking Water Act. In Alaska, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC), Division of Environmental Health, Drinking Water Program oversees public systems throughout the state. All public water systems are required to test their water for dozens of contaminants, including bacteria and metals such as arsenic.
If you know the name of your water supplier, you can look up their water quality reports at the ADEC Drinking Water Watch page.
Public Water Systems in the Cook Inlet Watershed
There are hundreds of Public Water Systems (PWS) throughout the communities of Cook Inlet. If a community is served primarily from one large PWS, we have provided the link to the ADEC Water Watch page for that water system. Follow the link to see monitoring data, as well as a list of violations and enforcement actions for all years.
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If your community isn't listed here, you can enter it into the Water Watch search engine and the registered PWS that include your community name will come up. Private wells, spring boxes and cisterns are not included in this database. If you have your water delivered, however, you should be able to find the water source your company uses here.