Water Quality Report - What is a CCR? CCR is an acronym for Consumer Confidence Report. This is an annual water quality report delivered by community water systems to their customers. A CCR includes information on source water, the levels of detected contaminants and compliance with drinking water rules and standards. CCR's are due to customers by July 1st of each year (example: the CCR for the year 2012 is due to customers no later than July 1st, 2013).
Click Here to View the 2010 CCR (Consumer Confidence Report)
Watershed Protection and Treatment
The first step in providing quality drinking water is to protect our sources. The Brodhead Creek Regional Authority draws surface water from the Brodhead Creek. We also draw groundwater from two production wells.
For many years the BCRA has worked hard with local municipalities, the Department of Environmental Protection, the Monroe County Planning Commission and independent groups, such as the Brodhead Watershed Association to monitor and protect the Brodhead Creek watershed area. Additionally, we have worked to educate the general public and governing bodies in Monroe County of the value of this resource and the need to maintain its high quality. Maintaining a high quality water source prior to entering the treatment plant is the first step of a multi-barrier approach to producing an excellent drinking water and protecting the public health.
Certified operators utilizing a state-of-the-art treatment facility further ensure the quality of the water through filtration and other sophisticated treatment processes. A high quality water is produced prior to entering the distribution system which includes over 90 miles of water lines serving the Borough of Stroudsburg, Stroud Township, Pocono Township, Hamilton Township, and Smithfield Township. Over the past decade the BCRA has invested over six million dollars in upgrading its water treatment facility, developing wells, protecting its underground aquifers and establishing a wellhead/watershed protection program.
BCRA routinely monitors its water quality by utilizing an independent EPA and DEP certified laboratory to collect and test the water we serve our customers. For additional questions regarding your drinking water, contact the Safe Drinking Water Hotline at (800) 426-4791.
Terms & abbreviations used within the CCR:
MCLG: Maximum Contaminant Level Goal is the level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.
MCL: Maximum Contaminant Level is the highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.
AL: Action Level is the concentration of a contaminant which, when exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow:
n/a: not applicable
n/d: not detectable at testing limit
ppb: parts per billion or micrograms per liter
ppm: parts per million or milligrams per liter
pCi/l: picocuries per liter (a measure of radiation)
TT: Treatment Technique
•Water Quality 2014