Water quality monitoring conducted last year shows Cheyenne's water is better than what is required to meet federal standards, according to a spokesman for the Board of Public Utilities.

Clint Bassett says the city has excellent sources for drinking water, including mountain streams in the Medicine Bow and Laramie Mountain Ranges. About 30 percent of the city's drinking water comes from wells in the High Plain Aquifer.

Bassett says all of these water sources are protected by agencies ranging from the U.S Forest Service to the EPA to the BOPU itself.

Bassett says the other factor in the quality of the local water supply is that it is monitored and protected 7 days a week, 24 hours a day by water department employees.

Bassett says copies of the report is available online or at the BOPU offices at 2416 Snyder. It will also be mailed out to BOPU customers with their May water bills.