West Virginia American Water announced Monday its 2012 Consumer Confidence Reports on water quality will be posted online rather than printed and mailed to customers.
The annual reports track the company's performance against compliance standards set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and West Virginia Bureau for Public Health.
In January, the EPA began allowing water operators to notify customers of the reports online instead through the mail.
The report describes local drinking water sources, testing conducted, substances detected and the levels of those substances. Commonly asked questions and answers about local drinking water are also included in the report.
"Our customers will find in these reports that the water we produce is of higher quality than required by all state and federal drinking water standards," company president Jeff McIntyre said.
The company said it had drinking water and wastewater compliance rates greater than 99 percent in 2012.
According to EPA data, there were 4,243 notices of drinking water violations issued to nearly 300 different West Virginia drinking water operators year. Of those, West Virginia American Water received only one, which was caused by a reporting failure for a water sample in one district
West Virginia American Water will begin notifying customers about the online reports through messages printed on future water bills.The reports will be available on the company's website, www.westvirginiaamwater.com.