Water Quality Frequently Asked Questions

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jj2 Is my tap water safe to drink?
Vallecitos’ water consistently meets or exceeds all state and federal drinking water standards. Each year, the District publishes a Water Quality Report which reports the levels of all regulated contaminants detected in the drinking water. In addition, the report provides an overview of your drinking water source and its treatment.

Does my water contain Fluoride? Vallecitos receives its water from many different sources.  Vallecitos does not add fluoride to the water as the water is treated with fluoride at the source, to optimum levels that meet all regulatory standards, before being delivered to Vallecitos.  More information.

Can you tell me more about seawater desalination project and how it will help meet future water needs?  In early 2016, Vallecitos began receiving up to 4,083 acre feet (1 acre foot is 325,851 gallons) annually from the Claude "Bud" Lewis' 50 million gallon per day reverse osmosis plant constructed on the Carlsbad coast. This equates to approximately 27 percent of the District’s annual supply and is enough water to meet the needs of more than 8,100 families for one year.  The arrival of water from this local, endless source complements current imported supplies, increasing availability despite drought and regulatory issues that have threatened Vallecitos supplies in the past.  Visit the Carlsbad Desalination website for more detailed information.