Warwick Township Water & Sewer Authority’s (WTWSA’s)
drinking water (in keeping with drinking water in most parts of the United
States) is among the most regulated and safest in the world. The primary
legislation governing your drinking water quality is the Safe Drinking Water
Act (SDWA), which was passed by Congress in 1974, amended in 1986, and further
strengthened in 1996.
To ensure the highest quality, the SDWA requires each public water utility to implement a regular program of sample collection and laboratory analysis. By law, each state must meet the federal standards. Some states have augmented the federal requirements with standards of their own. WTWSA along with other local water utilities must meet all the requirements for the state in which they operate. Testing and monitoring results are reported regularly to the PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and are available to the public. Strict adherence to monitoring and testing are the best guarantees for safe drinking water. The state and EPA work together to see that all requirements are followed.
Please see the Water Quality Reports page to review the latest reports.
Please refer to the online bill page for details.
Most often, a case of tap water that appears milky or cloudy
is directly related to the amount of air the water contains. Most of the time,
the cloudy water effect will dissipate after a few minutes once the water
If you notice that water from all of your home’s water
faucets appears cloudy, it probably is caused by a pressurized municipal
system. If cloudy water is stemming from one single fixture or faucet, this
typically means there’s an issue with that fixture. Cloudy hot water
can be an indication that there’s a problem with your water heater.
However, it’s important to note that metals, minerals or
bacteria might cause water that is cloudy and has a strange color like brown,
yellow, or green. Likewise, if your cloudy water never settles, this can be a
sign of hard water
Search for your house’s main water shut off valve on the inside of the home. Typically, it will be located on the perimeter of the house, since that is where the water first enters your house.
Also, stay on the side of the house that is facing the street. Your water main begins at the street and usually heads in a straight line to your home. When you find the valve, turn the handle or knife-style valve.
Please download the PDF from our Tips, Maintenance & Prevention page to see our helpful information to keep you from having costly repairs. Protecting