Pollution near Riverside
Riverside’s Quality Of air
Smog is present in all modern cities, but it is more common in cities with sunny, warm, dry climates and a large number of motor vehicles.
Because it travels with the wind, it can affect sparsely populated areas as well.
In Riverside and the surrounding Inland Empire, for example, residents are subjected to a higher level of pollution than they contribute to the environment. The greater Los Angeles area is a major source of pollution for the Inland Empire because the air flows from the ocean and through the passes in the mountain range that separates the two.
Smog is a problem in many cities and is harmful to human health. It is especially dangerous for the young, the elderly, and those with heart and lung diseases like emphysema, bronchitis, and asthma.
- Respiratory system irritation
- Reduced lung function
- Aggravates asthma
- Inflamed or damaged lining of the lung
The standard of our water is of the utmost importance to us. To guarantee that our customers always receive water that satisfies or exceeds all state and federal regulations for drinking water quality, we conduct over 22,000 quality tests on the water each year, beginning at the well and ending at the tap.
In its course, water dissolves naturally occurring minerals and, in some cases, can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or human activity. The State Water Resources Control Board (State Board) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) issue regulations capping the levels of various contaminants in public water supplies to guarantee their safety.
What is meant by “Maximum Contaminant Level” (MCL)? It’s the highest permissible level of a contaminant in water used for human consumption.
The Environmental Protection Agency of California establishes Public Health Goals (PHGs) for contaminants in drinking water based on the level at which harm to human health is not known to occur.
To ensure compliance with state and federal regulations, RPU sends water samples to an independent, state-certified laboratory for testing of more than 200 regulated and unregulated contaminants. Modern, cutting-edge testing instruments can now identify impurities at concentrations as low as one part per trillion.
RPU’s water treatment facilities remove contaminants from the water, and we combine all of our water sources in one facility before sending it through our pipelines and into your home.