The City routinely monitors many compounds in drinking water and follows sampling and testing requirements set forth by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The City publishes an annual Consumer Confidence Report detailing the results of drinking water quality testing in compliance with state and federal regulation.
In 2011, Burlington water contained natural radium and gross alpha levels above present EPA standards. As a result the Utility installed radium removal systems at Wells 9, 10, and 11 to great effect. These treatment systems are effectively removing radium to levels below strict EPA drinking water standards. Additionally, the newest treatment system at Well 11 has a secondary benefit of removing some hardness from the water.
In addition to the link below, copies of the report are also available at the Burlington Water Utility and posted at the Burlington Public Library, City Hall and Police Department. If you would like to know more about the information contained in this report, or would like to request a copy en Española, please contact the Water Department at 262-342-1173.