Water Source and Quality

Each year, by July 1, community water supplies are required to make Consumer Confidence Reports available to their customers. These reports enable Missourians to make knowledgeable decisions about their health and their environment and provide consumers with the following information:

  • The lake, river, aquifer, or other source of the drinking water.
  • A brief summary of the susceptibility to contamination of the local drinking water source, based on the source water assessments.
  • How to get a copy of the water system’s complete source water assessment;
  • The level, or range of levels, of any contaminant found in local drinking water, as well as the federal health-based standard (maximum contaminant level) for comparison.
  • The likely source of any contaminant in the local drinking water supply.
  • Potential health effects of any contaminant detected in violation of health standards, and an accounting of the system’s actions to restore safe drinking water.
  • The water system’s compliance with other drinking water-related rules.
  • Educational information on nitrate, arsenic, or lead in areas where these contaminants are detected above 50 percent of federal standards.
  • Phone numbers for additional sources of information.

The City of Sugar Creek has over 900 water accounts in the city, this does not include residents that are on the City of Independence water system that is located in Sugar Creek. 

Sugar Creek buys water from the City of Independence water department then it is distributed to residents through the water system.  The City of Independence supplies water to about 250,000 people, including residents of Sugar Creek and 11 wholesale customers. 

The water is supplied from 40 wells located at the Courtney Bend Water Treatment Plant. The well water is softened and disinfected at the treatment plant and exceeds all federal, state, and local quality regulations. 

The most current Consumer Confidence Report for calendar year 2023 shows results from tests conducted at approved and certified laboratories from locations in the City of Sugar Creek.  In addition, the Independence Water Department performs over 50,000 tests each year before, during, and after treatment.

The direct link to the report is http://www.dnr.mo.gov/ccr/MO1010773.pdf

A copy of the report can be picked up at Sugar Creek City Hall or Public Works Department.

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The most current Consumer Confidence Report for calendar year 2023 can be found at http://www.dnr.mo.gov/ccr/MO1010773.pdf
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