The movie Dark Waters, a film featuring Mark Ruffalo, has raised many concerns about our nation’s water quality.
The movie is about a corporate defense attorney taking on a lawsuit against DuPont to fight PFAS (a class of chemicals found in our environment) and its effect on our drinking water. The story was first laid out in a January 2016 story in The New York Times Magazine.
We share your worries and are here and committed to talking about the issue with all our customers and the community.
We believe that the movie may help everyone better understand the importance of source water protection in keeping drinking water supplies safe. As a water district, we think that conversation is critical for all of us.
South Coast Water District’s Commitment to Our Community
South Coast Water Drinking Water
PFAS in Groundwater
The chemicals have, however, been detected in some groundwater wells in Southern California. However, the only groundwater supplied by South Coast Water comes from our Groundwater Recovery Facilities (GRF).
You can review our water quality from the District’s annual consumer confidence report located at scwd.org/report.