Drinking Water Quality Report 2019
The City of Hendersonville has published its Drinking Water Quality Report for reporting year 2019. This annual report, also referred to as the Consumer Confidence Report, shows the City of Hendersonville is continuing to exceed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Safe Drinking Water Standards. The results reveal that Hendersonville received no violations in any of the categories measured.
“This report gives our customers a summary of the results from the testing that was completed throughout the year,” said Water Treatment Facility Manager Ricky J. Levi. “Now, more than ever, people are realizing how important it is to have access to clean drinking water in their homes.”
City of Hendersonville water customers enjoy a water supply that is taken from three sources: two intakes located inside Pisgah National Forest within the Mills River Watershed and another from the main stem of Mills River. The Water Treatment Plant located at 4139 Haywood Road in Mills River is permitted to treat up to twelve million gallons a day with a conventional water treatment process that includes coagulation, sedimentation, filtration and disinfection. The City installed a 30-inch raw water line from the French Broad River to the water treatment facility back in 2010. The French Broad River raw water pump station is currently in the final planning stages, and construction is expected to begin soon.
Ricky Levi explained that his staff must obtain and maintain a number of state certifications and follow a strict sampling schedule that ranges from turbidity testing occurring every fifteen minutes to other sampling taken hourly, daily, yearly and beyond.
“Providing the public with access to clean water is a continuous process,” said Ricky Levi. “Our water treatment facility is running 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We are proud of our team and the critical impact they have on the public.”
For more information about the 2019 Drinking Water Quality Report or for questions relating to water provided by the City of Hendersonville, please call Ricky J. Levi, Water Treatment Facility Manager at (828) 891-7779 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.