Disinfection By-Products FAQs Available Now
Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Do you want to learn more about Disinfection By-Products (DBPs) and what Medford Water is doing to safeguard water quality all the way to your tap? Our Frequently Asked Questions about DBPs are available here.
Disinfection by-products (DBPs) are formed when a water treatment disinfectant, such as chlorine, interacts with natural organic materials in water. We monitor for DBPs four times a year, and publish the results in our Consumer Confidence Report, which focuses on providing details about compliance with regulations; data for 2021 is currently available, and data for 2022 will be available no later than July 1. It is also published in our Annual Water Quality Analyses, which is a comprehensive listing of all of our annual testing results; data for 2021 is currently available, and data for 2022 will be available in March.
Our DBP levels are below—and in compliance with—the regulations of maximum contaminant levels (MCLs) that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) have established to protect human health. However, if a violation occurs, we are required to inform our customers.
Read our full FAQ document on DBPs here.