Water Quality

A Commitment To Quality

As always, we are committed to delivering the highest quality drinking water to all our residents. We have rigorous safeguards in place to make sure that our tap water meets or surpasses all health standards, and we are pleased to announce that our compliance with state and federal drinking water regulations remains exemplary. And that's not all.

Award Winning Water
Award Winning Water

Year after year, we have earned international recognition for our award winning tap water. Read about our most recent award, where we ranked among the nation's top 5 best tasting and highest quality on tap. Santa Ana has grabbed the bronze, silver and gold, earning the distinction of producing the nation's best and highest quality tap water in 2014. It's a distinction we are proud to share with the community. In fact, you may have seen our "Award Winning" campaign around town at community events, while waiting for a bus, or wrapped around our community outreach vehicle.

As a Santa Ana resident, you can be assured that your water not only exceeds the drinking water health standards required by both state and federal agencies, it is among the best tasting water on tap! (picture of banner)


keep it flowing poster Water Quality Report: Only A Click Away

Each year, the City of Santa Ana releases its Water Quality Report, also known as the annual Consumer Confidence Report (CCR). The CCR details important information to help residents make health-based decisions about their drinking water. The centerpiece of the report is a chart summarizing the different types of constituents found in the water Santa Ana delivers, the range and average of each constituent measured, and how it compares with the allowable state and federal limits. Please visit SantaAnaCCR.org where you can view information online, print articles and tips, and access our archives of CCRs dating back to 2006. Please visit SantaAnaCCR.org where you can view information online, print articles and tips, and access our archives of CCRs dating back to 2006. Download a copy of the most recent one in English or Spanish


Public Health Goal Report

The California Health and Safety Code mandates a report be prepared every three years comparing drinking water quality with Public Health Goals (PHG's) adopted by California Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). A "PHG" is the level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to human health. This Public Health Goal Report is intended to provide information to the public in addition to Annual Water Quality Reports made available to residents. Lead Fact Sheet We are proud that each year Santa Ana complies with all of the health-based drinking water standards and Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs) required by the California Department of Public Health and the EPA.



The most common source of lead in tap water is the plumbing in your home. Read the facts. Download a copy of the most recent one in English or Spanish.




PFAS are present in many common items that we come in contact with on a regular basis and water is just one of many ways that humans can be exposed to these substances. Santa Ana’s drinking water is safe and meets all quality standards set by both the state and federal government. Click here to learn more.



Get Involved

If you would like to be involved in issues and decisions that affect the quality and cost of your drinking water, City Council meetings are open to the public and held at 5:45 pm on the first and third Tuesday of each month.