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Drinking Water Regulation Violations

Desired Result: Zero

Analysis of Performance

Note: The graph is reflective of having no violations over the reporting period. Since no violations is also the target, no data other than zero is displayed on the graph. Fort Collins' facility has in-house targets that are more stringent than the federal and state regulations.

The Water Treatment Facility had no drinking water regulation violations in Q3 2014. The compliance rate for a drinking water facility is based on meeting all EPA and state regulations pertaining to safe drinking water and public health. The Facility continues to produce high quality, safe drinking water for the benefit of the citizens, through another challenging quarter of highly-variable raw (before treatment) water quality from the Cache la Poudre River.

Metric Definition

The compliance rate for a drinking water facility is based on meeting all EPA and state regulations pertaining to safe drinking water and public health.

Why Is This Important?

100% compliance is important to provide continuous safe drinking water to the public. There are three tiers of violations that could be reported in this metric. The least significant is a Tier 3 drinking water violation defined as a 'violation of a drinking water standard that does not have a direct impact on human health.' The next level is a Tier 2 drinking water violation defined as a 'violation of a drinking water standard that with a potential to have serious adverse effects on human health.' The most significant is a Tier 1 drinking water violation defined as a 'violation of a drinking water standard that poses significant potential for serious adverse effects on human health.'

City Organization Impact on Performance

High - The City has direct operational control of the drinking water treatment facility, however the quality of the source water impacts the City's ability to meet regulatory requirements.

Benchmark Information

This metric contains no benchmark data because Fort Collins’ goal of zero violations is reflective of the City’s own commitment to compliance and is not influenced by comparisons to the compliance of other cities. Given the binary nature of this metric, benchmarks would add no value to the data.