Public Health Goal Reports
San Gabriel is required to issue a Public Health Goals (PHGs) report to our customers with information on the detection of any contaminants above levels adopted by the State Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) or Maximum Contaminant Level Goals (MCLGs) set by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Public water systems serving more than 10,000 service connections are required to prepare a written report every three years.
PHGs and MCLGs are not water quality standards. They identify extremely small risks. In addition to explaining the level of risk that might be posed by a particular substance, the PHG report provides a cost estimate to reduce the level of that contaminant to non-detectable levels.