This location has Auburn and Opelika Water Reports available from the city. In past years, John Little wrote on his blog about water chemistry as he learned what the quality of Lee County water was. John sent a water sample from Auburn (2007) and had it analyzed.
As I have done on this page showing each water report from Auburn and Opelika, John has built a chart showing the past history of water values across Lee County. He also included a few I have not followed such as Loachapoka and Beauregard.
Finally, with the knowledge he gained he put together a list of the best all grain beers to brew without having to make water chemistry changes.
The Water Works Board of the City of Auburn (AWWB) is pleased to report that none of the samples collected from the James Estes Water Treatment Facility or from the distribution system during the 2011 monitoring year exceeded a primary or secondary contaminant maximum contaminant level (MCL). Additionally, no MCL was exceeded for any contaminant from those portions of the AWWB distribution system receiving water from Opelika Utilities.
In accordance with ADEM Administrative Code 335-7-11 (Lead and Copper Rule), the AWWB was required to monitor for the presence of Lead and Copper in the drinking water during the 2010 monitoring year. Monitoring for Lead and Copper is required every three years and will be performed again in 2013. The results of the 2010 monitoring did not indicate any violations of water quality standards under the Lead and Copper Rule. A summary of the results from the 2010 Lead and Copper monitoring are published in this report.
This brochure is a snapshot of last year’s water quality. Included are details about where your water comes from, what it contains, and how it compares to Environmental Protection Agency and Alabama Department of Environmental Management standards. We are committed to provide you with information because informed customers are our best allies.
Opelika Utilities takes great pride in producing and transmitting the highest quality water available to our customers. We strive to meet and exceed all existing standards established by the EPA and ADEM, and to research and prepare for any future standards required which could improve the quality of our water.