Penn State issues annual report on University Park water quality

June 28, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State issued its annual drinking water quality report on Wednesday, June 28, and reports that it successfully met every federal and state regulatory requirement in 2016. Penn State routinely monitors the University’s drinking water, and the full report can be viewed on the Office of Physical Plant (OPP) web site.

Penn State operates its own potable water system and wastewater treatment facilities. More than 800 million gallons of potable water is supplied annually to the University Park community. Penn State’s water is treated and tested at multiple locations to ensure community safety. The University’s holistic water management strategy includes the wise use of this valuable resource.

To ensure that tap water is safe to drink, both the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) prescribe regulations to limit the amount of contaminants in water provided by public systems. If you have any questions about the report or your water utility, please contact Jim Hosgood, water services supervisor, at 814-863-6187. The report can be found on the OPP website. For more information about Penn State’s conservation efforts, visit

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Last Updated June 29, 2017