Water Quality

Water Hardness

Vera’s water runs from semi-hard to hard with 12 to 18 grains of hardness per gallon.


Vera pumps its water from the Spokane Aquifer, a sole source aquifer. The Spokane Aquifer Joint Board (SAJB) has been established in the Spokane area to promote the protection of the Spokane Aquifer. Vera maintains involvement in programs that educate and promote awareness for the protection of this aquifer.


Vera Water and Power began full-time chlorination of the water system on October 1, 2013. View more information on chlorination.

Our Water Quality Meets or Exceeds Standards

Read Our 2022 Water Quality Report

View previous years’ annual reports.

PFAS Testing: Keeping You Informed

In August 2023, Vera Water and Power conducted its first round of PFAS group testing.

After analyzing the water samples collected from the Vera 9 Well sites, we found that all of them tested as Non-Detectable (ND) for PFAS.

In February 2024, we conducted another round of sampling from five sites, as required by EPA’s Fifth Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR5), and we found that all of the samples tested as Non-Detectable (ND).

For those who are interested in learning more or have any questions about PFAS, we have included links for you to explore. You can visit the Spokane Aquifer Joint Board’s website for FAQs related to PFAS, as well as access the Washington State Department of Health’s PFAS in Drinking Water Dashboard. These resources offer valuable information and can address many of the concerns you may have.

Please use the following links to answer some of your questions:

We at Vera Water and Power remain dedicated to keeping you informed and ensuring the safety and reliability of your water supply. If you have any further questions or require additional assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.