Kenbridge water quality gets A+ for fourth consecutive year

Published 12:57 pm Wednesday, May 31, 2023

The Town of Kenbridge, for the fourth consecutive year, has received a clean bill of health regarding the water its citizens consume.

In an interview in 2022, Matthews said the town has a strong team that works to keep its water quality at excellent levels and that still exists. 

“The Town and our Lead Operator Danny Thompson have received the Gold Award for Drinking Water from Virginia Rural Water Association,” Matthews said. “Along with Kit Brooks and Ricky Lindsay, they make a strong team that prides themselves in excellence and providing the best for the citizens of Kenbridge.”

The Annual Water Quality Report as required by the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) is designed to provide details about where the town’s water comes from, what it contains, and how it compares to standards set by regulatory agencies.

The water supply for Kenbridge is from Flat Rock Creek and is pumped into a 37 million gallon reservoir adjacent to the Kenbridge Water Treatment Plant.

In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) prescribes regulations that limit the number of specific contaminants in water provided by public water systems.

According to the EPA, 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.