Where Does My Water Come From?
Far West Water Company customers are fortunate because we have water supply from two sources. The Far West Water Treatment Plant draws surface water from Canal A, which comes from the Colorado River. This is our primary water source. Our secondary water source is from our groundwater system. This fully compliant groundwater system is maintained on a regular basis and is ready for service in the event of an emergency or loss of surface water. Far West Water Company uses the groundwater system annually, usually the first week of December, for approximately one week during the time that Canal A is shut down for cleaning and inspection by the Yuma Mesa Irrigation Drainage District.
Important Health Information
Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immunocompromised 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 may be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. The U.S. EPA/CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline at (800) 426-4791.