A lot of cities across the country have had some nightmare scenarios when it comes to the city-provided drinking water. Fortunately, Greensboro is not one of them.  The quality of the water flowing through city pipes to home taps is monitored throughout the year, but once a year, the City of Greensboro releases its Annual Drinking Water Quality Consumer Confidence Report – and that time is now.

The city has posted the yearly results for Greensboro water customers, who can find out what’s in their water by checking out greensboro-nc.gov/CCR.

(There’s also a link to the report in Spanish, which can be found at greensboro-nc.gov/CCRSP.)

The City of Greensboro’s Water Resources Department annual report is a performance measure of the quality of water done in accordance with standards established by the US Environmental Protection Agency as well as the NC Division of Water Resources.

If you don’t want to plow through some pretty dense scientific data, here’s the short-hand version of the results according to the city: “The City’s drinking water is safe and meets or surpasses all state and federal standards.”

A postcard instructing the city’s water clients how to find detailed information is also being sent out by snail mail to all of Greensboro’s water customers. The new online report can be accessed using the direct link or by scanning the QR code on the postcard. The report describes things like drinking water sources, the testing that’s been conducted, and what substances were detected in the water. It also includes “health effects information related to violations of drinking water standards, and other information of interest.”

City water officials say the drinking water is monitored according to federal and state regulations to ensure the production and distribution of high-quality water. The new report includes water quality lab data collected from January 1 to December 31, 2023. To obtain a copy (a Spanish version is available), call the City Contact Center at 336-373-2489. Copies are also available at the Water Resource Department Building located at 2602 S. Elm-Eugene St. and at Greensboro public libraries.

Those with questions about water quality or other city water issues should call the Water Quality Laboratory at 336-373-7527.