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Water is just fine, City Council says

August 19, 2010|By Britney Barnes, britney.barnes@latimes.com

Fountain Valley's water meets the city's public health goals, despite complaints about "hard water."

The Fountain Valley City Council approved Tuesday evening a 2010 report on the city's water quality that showed the city to have below the maximum allowable contaminant levels in radium, uranium, lead, copper, arsenic and coliform bacteria, according to the report.

The city also meets all state and federal standards for drinking water, according to the report.

Mayor Larry Crandall said he has heard rumbling from residents about hard water.

Staff said residents have noticed a change in their water, because its primary source has largely changed from the San Joaquin Valley Delta to the Colorado River Aqueduct. The aqueduct is harder water than the delta, staff said.

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The report is required every three years.

— Britney Barnes

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