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Is my tap water safe to drink?

YES. Your tap water is among the safest drinking water in the world. The City of Redlands has continued to develop and implement proven technologies and processes to provide the citizens of Redlands with safe drinking water. The Clean Water Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act have established rigid standards under which the City of Redlands operates. The City of Redlands delivers water to your tap that meets these high standards and the City continues to make improvements in water quality.

What does the City of Redlands do to improve the safety and quality of my tap water ?

The City of Redlands is actively pursuing ways to improve water quality even beyond current regulatory standards. The City of Redlands has a pro-active monitoring program that supplies data on the quality of water being supplied to it's citizens. Daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly monitoring provides the Department with the most current information it needs to maintain system integrity. Representative locations throughout the entire system are selected and samples are taken regularly to provide information on the whole system. The City's staff is regularly improving their education and training in water quality technology.

Why is there sand in my water?

Over 45% of the City of Redlands' total yearly water production comes from wells. Even with the most modern design and construction, a water well will produce some amount of sand. Most of the sand produced can be removed with mechanical devices at the well head, but a portion of the sand escapes and enters the distribution system where it travels to "dead-ends" at the outer reaches of the system. The City of Redlands has an extensive flushing program to remove small particles of sediment, sand or rust from distribution pipes. The City flushes out these dead-ends on a regular basis to remove any sand which may have accumulated and any water which is not being circulated. It is important to keep the system free of sand, not only for drinking water purposes, but because sand has an adverse effect on water pumping equipment. The City is also continually rehabilitating some of the distribution system, including replacing aging pipes with new ones.

Why is my drinking water cloudy?

Tap water that appears cloudy could simply mean that there is air in the water. Some well sources produce water with dissolved air that remains pressurized in the distribution pipelines until reaching the consumer. When the water flows from the faucet, the air is released and may form tiny bubbles. After filling a glass, these bubbles will slowly rise and disappear. If your water remains cloudy or particles are found, please call us at 798-7516.

Why does my water have a medicinal taste?

The "medicinal taste" that is sometimes detected in your drinking water is chlorine. The City of Redlands disinfects its water supply with chlorine. Chlorine is a very effective disinfectant. It also has the quality of remaining slightly detectable in the water if there are no micro-organisms for it to attack. This California Department of Public Health required disinfectant "residual" serves as an additional safeguard in the distribution system in the remote event that some organism escapes the treatment process or is somehow introduced into the system. This residual provides an excellent indicator to the technicians monitoring the distribution system. If a chlorine residual can be detected, we can be assured that no harmful micro-organisms are present.

Does the City of Redlands add fluoride to its drinking water?

The immediate answer is no. However there is a naturally occurring, detected level of fluoride in Redlands drinking water. The current range of concentration is from 0.3 to 1.0 milligrams per liter (parts per million). Since fluoride, derived from the natural element fluorine, is known to strengthen dental enamel and is effective in preventing tooth decay, the American Dental Association (ADA) has recommended an optimum level of fluoride in drinking water of between 0.7 to 1.2 milligrams per liter. Redlands water falls within range naturally.

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Events Calendar

 

Upcoming

Today

  1. Environmental Review Committee

Tomorrow

  1. City Council Closed Session Meeting
    • Start time: 05:00pm
    • End date: Tuesday, September 16th
    • End time: 06:00pm
    • Agenda available to view at http://cityofredlands.org/councilvideo

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  2. Chinese Story Time
    • Start time: 05:45pm
    • End date: Tuesday, September 16th
    • End time: 06:15pm
    • Join us in the Story corner of the Young Readers' Room for Chinese/Mandarin songs and stories.

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  3. City Council Meeting
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End date: Tuesday, September 16th
    • End time: 08:00pm
    • Agenda available to view at http://cityofredlands.org/councilvideo

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Wednesday, September 17th

  1. Preschool Story Time
    • Start time: 10:15am
    • End date: Wednesday, September 17th
    • End time: 10:45am
    • Come join in the fun of stories and songs and meet new friends! Join us in the Assembly Room each Wednesday morning at 10:15 a.m.

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  2. Post 261 Explorer Meeting
    • Start time: 06:30pm
    • End date: Wednesday, September 17th
    • End time: 08:30pm
    • Open Enrollment to join the Redlands Explorer Program is in January of every year, but you can pick-up and drop-off applications through-out the entire year at the Fire Administration office. Ages to join are between 15 years To 21 years old.

      Fire Administrative Office
      35 Cajon Street #12
      Redlands, CA 92373

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Thursday, September 18th

  1. Tiny Tot Story Time
    • Start time: 10:40am
    • End date: Thursday, September 18th
    • End time: 10:55am
    • Join us in the Assembly Room each Thursday morning for great songs, and stories!

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  2. Market Night
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End date: Thursday, September 18th
    • End time: 09:00pm
    • Established in 1988, Redlands Market Night has established itself as one of the most successful certified farmers markets in Southern California! Vendors vie to participate in the event that has attracted thousands of weekly visitors since its inception. Visitors are welcomed into an inviting atmosphere complete with lighted trees, brick sidewalks, historic buildings, and great musical entertainment. Crowds are pleasantly surrounded by over 150 food and merchandise booths, not to mention the downtown shopkeepers, every Thursday night.

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Friday, September 19th

  1. Talk Like A Pirate day
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • End date: Friday, September 19th
    • End time: 05:00pm
    • Come into the Young Readers' Room any time today, talk like a pirate and earn a paper pirate hat!

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Saturday, September 20th

  1. Saturday Morning Certified Farmers Market
    • Start time: 08:00am
    • End date: Saturday, September 20th
    • End time: 11:00am
    • The City’s successful Saturday Morning Certified Farmers Market brings fresh local produce to historic downtown Redlands every Saturday.

      The Saturday Morning Certified Farmers’ Market began June 6, 2009, bringing local growers to the City parking lot south of Redlands Boulevard between Fifth and Sixth streets near Ed Hales Park. The market operates from 8 to 11 a.m. every Saturday, excluding holiday weekends.

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  2. Coffee with the Council
  3. Household Hazardous Waste Collection site
    • Start time: 09:30am
    • End date: Saturday, September 20th
    • End time: 12:30pm
    • During operating hours, residents can dispose of household materials including, outdated prescription medication (with the exception of controlled substances), outdated pet prescription medication, paint products, chemical cleaners, pesticides, fertilizers, hobby/pool supplies, automotive oil, filters, brake fluid, transmission fluid, anti-freeze, gasoline, and propane tanks.

      The site does not accept business waste, radioactive wastes, medical waste, explosives, reactives, or asbestos.

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  4. Paws To Read
    • Start time: 11:00am
    • End date: Saturday, September 20th
    • End time: 11:30am
    • Join between 5 - 10 dogs in the Assembly Room as the kids read to just one, or all of the dogs! These are trained therapy dogs and they love to listen to the children read them a story!

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Tuesday, September 23rd

  1. Planning Commission Meeting
  2. Chinese Story Time
    • Start time: 05:45pm
    • End date: Tuesday, September 23rd
    • End time: 06:15pm
    • Join us in the Story corner of the Young Readers' Room for Chinese/Mandarin songs and stories.

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Wednesday, September 24th

  1. Preschool Story Time
    • Start time: 10:15am
    • End date: Wednesday, September 24th
    • End time: 10:45am
    • Come join in the fun of stories and songs and meet new friends! Join us in the Assembly Room each Wednesday morning at 10:15 a.m.

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