Trust the Tap ®
Valley County Water District’s Trust the Tap communications campaign officially launched in January 2020. With a mission to exceed water quality standards and deliver safe drinking water to the community at an affordable cost, the District is working to change the customer’s perception of tap water.
The District's goal is to strengthen the community’s trust and confidence along with develop a sense of dependability and reliability in the customer mindset.
Trust the Tap is a registered trademark of Valley County Water District.
YouR WATER IS SAFE!
Routine water samples are collected and taken to a state-certified laboratory for analysis. Valley County Water District meets and exceeds all State and Federal drinking water standards. More information about the quality of your water can be found in the current Consumer Confidence Report.
Did you know?
Major brands of bottled water are actually sourced from tap water supplies and sold at an average retail cost of $1.29 per bottle. The same amount of water provided by VCWD costs less than one cent and is available from the convenience of home.
- Tap water is held to higher water quality standards than bottled water.
- It takes three times the amount of water to produce one bottle of water.
Making Tap Water Accessible
Valley County Water District's Water Filling Station Program is focused on saving water used in the production of water bottles, raising awareness about reducing landfill waste, and communicating the negative impacts of plastics making their way into our water systems.
School Districts Receive Water Filling Stations
All schools within Valley County Water District's service area have received refilling stations. Each unit includes:
- Visual Meters Quantifying the Amount of Plastic Water Bottles Saved from Waste
- Laminar Flow Minimizes Splashing
- Vandal-Resistant Durable Designs
- Unfiltered Tap Water and Refrigeration System to Keep the Water Cold
- Signage Encouraging Sustainability and Promotion of the District's Trust the Tap® Program
Annual cost of america's water bottle habit
- Nearly 1 Gallon of Water is Required to Produce 1 Bottle of Water
(42 Billion Water Bottles Are Sold Each Year in the U.S.)
- More than 17 Million Barrels of Oil
- More than 2.5 Million Tons of Carbon Dioxide
Benefits of water filling station program
- Reduces Plastic Waste from Landfills and Waterways
- Increases Awareness About Sustainability and Protection of Local Water Resources
- Reduces Resources Used to Produce and Transport Bottled Water
- Builds Confidence in the Quality and Reliability of Tap Water