Water Department

Water Department

The City of Burley Water Department is located on the corner of 16th street and Albion Ave. It’s under the Water Tower. The department crew works around the clock to provide top quality water to every tap. To read the about the annual drinking water report, click here.

We ask that all our customers help us protect our water sources, which are the heart of our community, our way of life and our children’s future.

For any questions call 878-2103. For after hour
emergencies please call the local Sheriff

 

Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

Spanish (Espanol)
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Is my water safe?
Last year, as in years past, your tap water met all U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state drinking water health standards. Local Water vigilantly safeguards its water supplies and once again we are proud to report that our system has not violated a maximum contaminant level or any other water quality standard.
Do I need to take special precautions?
Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminants are available from the Safe Water Drinking Hotline (800-426-4791).
Where does my water come from?
The City of Burley is supplied by five deep wells that draw from the Snake River Aquifer.  We have two storage facilities: an above ground 750,000-gallon tank and a 2,000,000-gallon underground storage tank.
Source water assessment and its availability
We have a wellhead protection plan available in our office that provides more information such as potential sources of contamination.
Why are there contaminants in my drinking water?
Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791). The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells.  As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity:microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, that may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife; inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally occurring or result from urban stormwater runoff, industrial, or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming; pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff, and residential uses; organic Chemical Contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff, and septic systems; and radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.  In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes regulations that limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems.  Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water which must provide the same protection for public health.
How can I get involved?
Public participation is encouraged in Council Meetings held the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm at City Hall or if you have questions concerning this report or your water utility, please contact the City of Burley Water Department at 878-2103.
For the latest water quality report click on the following link or contact Penny for additional information.   2012 Consumer Confidence Report 
George Bunn
Address:
P.O. Box 1090
Burley, ID 83318
208-878-2103
208-878-5950
burleywater@pmt.org