The Tap Into... campaign wants to make tap water your drink of choice.
“Tap Into...” is a brought to you from your family of Western Riverside County water agencies. The City of Corona Department of Water and Power (DWP) is partnering up with Eastern Municipal Water District, Western Municipal Water District, Rancho California Water District, Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District, and Riverside Public Utilities to educate customers on the quality, reliability, and value of tap water and to promote tap as the preferred beverage of choice.
Tap Water. You turn on the faucet, it’s always there.
The availability of clean, safe, healthy drinking water is something most of us take for granted. The water that flows from your tap is more than just a convenience; it contributes to the quality of life that we all enjoy. DWP maintains our water system to the highest standards which is critical to public health and fire protection, and it comes at a value that can’t be beat when compared to bottled water. So...
Up to 100 tests a day are performed on the drinking water you receive at your business or home. These tests are repeated day after day to ensure that your water meets or exceeds every health and safety standard set by state and federal regulations.
In a world where more than 3.4 million people die every year from preventable waterborne diseases, DWP’s safe and reliable water system guarantees we can drink from virtually any public tap with a high assurance of safety and reliability.
Reliability also relates to accessible fire flow protection. One of the primary purposes of water systems is the suppression of fire. To protect against fire, DWP’s water system is maintained with vigilance to assure necessary pressure and availability. DWP has six emergency booster station bypass pumps to help keep water flowing and ensure that water will always be there to fight fires.
Corona’s imported water comes from Northern California and the Colorado River, and due to the rising water treatment costs; aging water infrastructure; increasing energy costs; and the cost of developing new water supplies, the cost of tap water has increased over the past few years, yet still remains a remarkable value. There’s nothing easier than turning on your tap and getting a supply of refreshing water to quench your thirst. When you factor in the readiness to serve charge, it’s about 2 gallons per penny!
DWP offers quarterly tours for our customer. Please visit our facility tour page to sign up for the next tour!