At the University of Montana - Missoula there have been no contaminants detected in our water that exceed any federal or state drinking water standards in the last year. All primary (health related) and secondary (aesthetic) drinking water standards are being met.
The campus tap water supply is purchased from Mountain Water Company and is distributed on campus with a regulated Public Water Supply Distribution System (PWS). In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) prescribe regulations that limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. The federal Food and Drug Administration and DEQ regulations also establish limits for contaminants in bottled water, which must provide the same protection for public health. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity. Contaminants that may be present in source water include:
The University PWS follows a program for assuring that the public health is maintained through a safe and adequate supply of drinking water. The Consumer Confidence report for Missoula drinking water and water monitoring test results from on campus taps can be found from links provided on this page.
To view water testing results for the University of Montana PWSID: MT0004204 use the DEQ link.
To view lead and copper monitoring test results use the Lead and Copper link.
To learn more about safe drinking water use the EPA link.
DRINKING WATER & LEAD LEVELS:
2012 Lead and Copper in Drinking Water Report
32 Campus Drive
Missoula, Montana 59812
Office: (406) 243-2788
Work Order desk: (406) 243-6091
FAX: (406) 243-6612