Following federal and state guidelines, our water treatment plant (WTP) operators conduct the following tests and periodicities on our water distribution system:
Annually: Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC), cyanide, nitrate-nitrite, inorganics, and metals
Quarterly: trihalomethanes (TTHM), halogenated acetic acids (HAA5)
Monthly: Total Organic Compounds (TOC), bacteriological contaminants
Daily: finished fluoride, chlorine, turbidity, pH, water hardness, alkalinity, corrosion control, color
MCB Quantico maintains 15 sampling points for its entire drinking water distribution system that were approved by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) per EPA’s requirements under the Safe Drinking Water Act. Water samples are provided to an independent laboratory for analyses. Results of all tests are reported directly to VDH for regulatory compliance. Copies of results are provided to the Base for compliance with regulatory recordkeeping requirements.
Consumers may find water quality notices or MCB Quantico’s latest Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) on the Base website (http://www.quantico.marines.mil/Water-Quality
), via email, posted in public places, or otherwise upon request from the Base’s Public Affairs Office or the Assistant Chief of Staff G-F.