Drinking water on JBLM is drawn from groundwater aquifers.
Drinking Water on JBLM is clean and meets all WA state standards.
Ahh- a clean, cold glass of water! There's nothing better.
JBLM water system supplies drinking water to a population of over 55,000 people. Drinking water on JBLM is produced from groundwater sources that are derived and naturally filtered by aquifers. These acquifers were selected due to their natural and physical conditions that allow them to undergo natural filtration and that they're less susceptible to surface sources of contamination. Replenishing (recharge) of these aquifers comes from local rainfall.
In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes regulation which limit the amount of contaminants in water provided by public water systems. A few naturally occurring minerals may actually improve the taste of drinking water and have nutrional value at low levels. The EPA or the State requires us to monitor for certain contaminants less than once per year because the concentrations of these contaminants do not vary significantly from year to year, or the system is not considered vulnerable to this type of contamination.