Wanting to save printing costs and natural resources, the city of Napa is distributing its 2012 Drinking Water Quality Report electronically rather than sending a hard copy to each account holder this spring.

Taking advantage of new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Department of Public Health rules, the city Water Division has posted this required report in the Water Quality section of its website, cityofnapa.org/water. Customers are given this web address in a message on their printed bimonthly bills.

“Paperless reporting saves resources and ratepayer money while still showing customers how their tap water is healthy and safe,” said Erin Farnand, water quality manager.

According to the 2012 report, city water met all state and federal standards for contaminants. Additional report sections describe where the city’s drinking water comes from, the importance of protecting those sources and specific water quality concerns some customers may have.

Printed reports are available at the Water Division, 1340 Clay St., and at the Public Works Department, 1600 First St., and will be mailed on request by calling 707-257-9521. For large quantities, such as for apartment buildings, customers are asked to contact Pat Costello at 707-257-9309.

Water Division representatives will be on hand at the upcoming “Rethink Your Drink” event at the Napa Farmers Market on July 16, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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