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Definitions of Commonly Used Water Terms

A-C  | D-F | G-L | M-Q | R-S | T-Z

A-C
CCF

100 cubic feet. Unit of measurement used to record the water use of a customer in a billing period. 1 CCF=748 gallons.

Consumer Confidence Reports (CCR)

An annual report that utilities must provide to their customers which details specific water quality and related information concerning the utility's source of supply. The first CCR is due to customers on or before October 19, 1999.

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D-F

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G-L
General Service

Provision of water to residents and businesses for drinking, cooking, bathing, and other daily uses.

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M-Q
Mgal

1000 gallons. Unit of measurement used to record the water use of a customer in a billing period.
Public Fire Protection Service Provision of water at adequate pressures and flow rates from hydrants and sprinkler systems to fight fires.

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R-S
Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)

The Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974 and its 1986 and 1996 amendments are the laws enacted by Congress authorizing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish national drinking water regulations.

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T-Z

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