Who controls my water quality?

The Environmental Protection Agency sets national standards to protect public health.  These standards are enforced in our state by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH).  On a monthly and yearly basis, we submit water quality test results to VDH assuring them we are providing water that meets all safe drinking water standards.  In addition, if there were ever a serious water quality problem, we would notify VDH immediately, as well as our customer, and work collaboratively with VDH to take prudent and corrective action.  

Spotsylvania County Utilities consistently tests and monitors the water to make sure that it meets or exceeds the EPA’s safe drinking water standards.  

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1. Where can I find Spotsylvania County Utilities' Water Quality Reports?
2. Who makes the rules and regulations for drinking water?
3. What is the source of my drinking water?
4. How is bacteria that cause disease kept out of drinking water?
5. How "hard" is Spotsylvania County Utilities water?
6. Is it safe to drink water from a garden hose?
7. Can water straight from the tap be used in home kidney dialysis machines?
8. Is it okay to use water from the hot water tap for drinking, cooking or making baby formula?
9. Can I store drinking water indefinitely and continue to be safe to drink?
10. Do I need to treat the tap water in any way before I place fish in an aquarium?
11. Why does tap water sometimes look milky or opaque?
12. Why do my ice cubes have white particles in them?
13. What is the white residue that sometimes builds up on coffee pots, irons, shower doors, glassware and cookware?
14. What is the pink stuff in my toilet, shower or pet's dish?
15. Why does my water have a stronger chlorine smell in the Spring?
16. Who controls my water quality?
17. What is the rotten egg or sulfur smell?