The Water Resources Division is provides drinking water, recycled water, sewage collection and treatment at the Livermore Water Reclamation Plant, which is operated and maintained by the Division.
Division staff located at the Livermore Water Reclamation Plant maintain the stormwater and sanitary sewer systems. The Division also administers a number of mandated regulatory requirements, including industrial pretreatment, pollution prevention and stormwater programs.
The following links are developed to provide answers to Frequently Asked Questions regarding the services we provide.
Water supplied by the Livermore Municipal Water does not contain fluoride.
The city recommends draining swimming pools into a sanitary sewer.
The minerals in a water supply affect the “taste” of the water, just like different brands of bottled water will taste different. Livermore Municipal Water receives all of its water supply from the Zone 7 Water Agency, the Valley's water wholesaler. Zone 7 treats water from the State Water Project in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, and from groundwater wells in Pleasanton. As part of managing these potable (safe to drink) water sources, Zone 7 will vary the mix of treated surface water and disinfected well water delivered to the retail water agencies in the Valley. Over the course of a year, Livermore Municipal Water receives mostly treated State Water Project water. On occasion, it will receive more groundwater. The variation in the mix of surface water and groundwater delivered to Livermore may result in changes in the taste of the water.
The water that Livermore Municipal Water supplies to you meets or is better than all federal and state drinking water regulations. These regulations require close monitoring of all water supplies, and we report a summary of the monitoring results each year. Click here to see Livermore Municipal Water's latest Water Quality Report.
There are no special steps required. You will be charged for the water in accordance with current water rates.
The Water Resources Division staff is happy to answer customer concerns with water quality. If the problem is easily recognizable, we will provide help by phone. If the problem appears to be serious, one of the Livermore Municipal Water staff will visit to assess the problem. Contact a Livermore Municipal Water staff member by calling 960-8100 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you have a serious concern and it is outside those hours or during the weekend, call 960-8160.
To determine the cause of the smell, let your water run for 30 seconds before rinsing and filling a glass. Characterize the smell.
The Water Quality Report is produced annually and is available here.