In recognition of National Drinking Water Week, we are pleased to provide you with the ECWA’s 2020 Annual Water Quality Report (AWQR).In this report you will find details about the safety and quality of your drinking water during the past year, where your water comes from, how your water is treated and tested, how it compares to safety standards set by regulatory agencies, and answers to frequently asked questions.
ECWA prides itself on providing customers with safe, high-quality drinking water and the cost-effective service delivery. To ensure we meet these commitments, we maintain a rigorous quality control program through constant monitoring and testing and invest substantial financial resources to improve our two treatment plants, complex system infrastructure, and laboratory facilities at are nationally recognized department of water quality.
During National Drinking Water Week, we appreciate you taking the time to learn more about your drinking water supply. Well-informed customers are ECWA’s best allies in supporting the necessary infrastructure improvements to provide the safe, high-quality drinking water and service delivery our customers deserve and have come to expect.
As we hopefully enter a final phase of the pandemic and the challenging times we have all endured over the past year, ECWA customers can rest assured that their water continues to be of high quality and very safe for drinking and hygiene. Our hard working and professional staff will continue to perform their job to help keep your family safe and healthy.
Sincerely, Erie County Water Authority Board of Commissioners Jerome D. Schad, Chairman Peggy A. LaGree, Vice-Chairman Michele M. Iannello, Treasurer
Stay safe and Recycle Right NY! Safe handling and management of household medical items is important. Needles, syringes, masks, gloves, and medication can be dangerous to people and the environment if improperly disposed of. Please keep these items out of your recycling bin. Managing these items safely and responsibly helps keep your community safe!
Needles & Syringes (“Sharps”): Used needles, syringes, and lancets should never go in the recycling bin. Medical sharps, whether loose or stored in a plastic container, that are placed in recycling bins injure local recycling facility employees by pricking them and spreading bloodborne illnesses like HIV and Hepatitis C.
Medicine Bottles:Some local recycling programs accept empty medicine bottles while many others do not. Be sure to “Know before you throw!” by checking with your municipality, hauler, or local pharmacy about recycling options. If they are accepted, remove or black out labels before recycling. If not, donate to an organization for reuse or reuse at home.