As a precaution, if the water coming out of your pipes and faucets appears cloudy or dirty, you should not drink it. Customers are advised to run their hot and cold water lines until the water becomes clear. To save water during the drought, please consider saving this flushed water in a bucket and using it to water plants.
If you are concerned about the water quality or are uncertain of its safety, you may add eight drops of household bleach to one gallon of water and let it sit for 30 minutes or alternatively, if you are able, water can be boiled for one minute at a rolling boil to ensure it is safe for consumption. Please note that the use of home treatment devices does not guarantee the water supply is safe after low pressure situations.
City staff has proactively checked chlorine residuals throughout the City and all are within normal ranges. The State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water has also advised the City of Fountain Valley to increase the bacteriological water quality monitoring of the distribution system throughout the City. We will continue conducting tests and checking chlorine residuals throughout the 30 representative distribution sample point locations to confirm that the water remains safe for consumption. You will be promptly advised if the sampling reveals a water quality issue.
The City of Fountain Valley is committed to ensuring that an adequate quantity of clean, wholesome and potable water is delivered to you.
For additional information, call (714) 593-4600.