The Utilities Department routinely monitors for constituents in your drinking water according to Federal and State laws. The employees of the Utilities Department work hard, seven days a week and 24 hours per day, to provide your family with clean, reliable drinking water. Our Annual Water Quality Report affords us the opportunity to make you aware of the high-quality water that flows from your tap. Not only is your drinking water of high quality, in 2009, it was recognized as one of the best-tasting in the state by the Florida Section of the American Water Works Association.
We already know you appreciate the value of water, as most of our customers are extremely conservation-minded. Because of you, the Utilities Department is among the leaders in per-capita water usage, with some of the lowest usage numbers in the state. We thank you for your continued efforts to conserve water, one of our most precious natural resources. Thanks to the efforts of our dedicated employees, you can be confident that this clean, safe, reliable and award-winning drinking water will continue to be available, at your tap and at your command.
Data obtained and presented in the Annual Water Quality Report is from the most recent testing done in accordance with and based on the Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) regulations that are outlined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). The CCR rule is the first EPA rule that addresses the public's right-to-know provisions of the 1996 Safe Drinking Water Act amendments.