Consumer Confidence Reports
The Clarkdale Municipal Water System files an Annual Water Quality Report with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality each year. The annual report, called the "Consumer Confidence Report" is based on a calendar year and describes a number of items including the source of our water and other information about our water system and the quality of water that we deliver to our customers. View the most recent Annual Water Quality Report (PDF) on the Clarkdale Municipal Water System, or visit the Archive Center for previous reports. View the Understanding Your Water Quality Report (PDF) for further information about these reports.
Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAs)
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAs) have been found to cause harmful health effects in humans and animals, and as such are the contaminants of concern in this iteration of the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule #5 (UCMR5). PFAs are a class of chemicals that don’t naturally break down, and so they accumulate in water, soil, and in the human body. PFAs are a group of over 9,000 synthetic chemicals that have been used in industry and consumer products, worldwide, for over 70 years. More information about PFAs can be found here: EPA - PFAS Explained.
The Town of Clarkdale is required to participate in Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule #5 (UCMR5) to document the occurrence of emerging contaminants. Both of the production wells used by the Town were tested in January 2023 and will be tested again in July 2023. No PFAs were detected in either well. Lithium was detected in the Mountain Gate Well one microgram per liter above the minimum reporting level. Because these contaminants are not regulated yet, there is no maximum contaminant level set by the EPA. The results of nationwide testing over the next three years will be used to create the final regulation and to set the limits for compliance. Town of Clarkdale January 2023 results can be viewed: Clarkdale UCMR5 January 2023 Data Set (PDF). July 2023 results will be posted here when available.
Water hardness is not a required test by any regulatory entity; however the Town of Clarkdale chooses to test hardness at our well sites annually. Water from either or both of the well sites can be distributed to your property. Testing hardness at your property is recommended prior to purchasing or adjusting the settings of a reverse osmosis (RO) system or water softener.
2021 Total Water Hardness Test Results
- Mountain Gate Well: 69 mg/l
- Haskell Springs Well: 280 mg/l
- Does my water need additional treatment?
For most people, the answer is no. Safe Drinking Water Act standards are set to ensure that your tap water is safe. People who have medical conditions that might put them at special risk should discuss the need for a water filter with their doctors. All public water systems are required to complete an Annual Drinking Water Quality Report (a "Consumer Confidence Report") and distribute this report to system users (see list above).
- Where to find Home Treatment Devices?
Many stores and companies sell various home treatment devices, ranging from small faucet-mounted filters to “whole-house” systems to water softeners. While we cannot recommend specific brands or products, the following information should be helpful. For specific project information, contact NSF International, Consumer Report, or the device manufacturer. Maintenance is important with any home treatment device, as an inadequately maintained filter can actually reduce water quality.