Water Quality Report Shows City Drinking Water
Surpasses all Governmental Standards
June 13, 2013
The City of Tallahassee has released its 2013 Water Quality Annual Report, and as expected, results show that the quality of the City’s drinking water far exceeds all regulations set by state and federal agencies. Drinking water standards for quality and safety in Florida are established at extremely stringent levels by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
“We’re fortunate to be able to access the Floridan Aquifer, one of the largest and most pristine sources of water in the world, for good, clean drinking water,” said City Commissioner Nancy Miller, lead commissioner on the City’s Long Range Planning Target Issue Committee. “It is important that as a community, we continue to protect this vital underground resource and maintain the quality and beauty of our lakes, streams and springs.”
“We take great pride in delivering the highest quality drinking water that exceeds all professional standards,” said Underground Utilities General Manager Mike Tadros. “Keeping our water clean and protecting it for the future is more than just a job – it’s our passion.”
To maintain the highest drinking water quality, the City operates a nationally-recognized certified laboratory, which performs water quality analyses with much greater frequency and stricter limits than required by governmental regulations.
"We at Underground Utilities work around the clock to provide top quality water to every tap,” Tadros added. “We ask that our customers – the heart of our community – help protect our water resources as well.”
All City of Tallahassee water customers should receive a copy of the report, either by email this week or via U.S. mail by the end of June. Copies of the report may also be downloaded via Talgov.com/YOU or obtained by calling Your Own Utilities at 891-4YOU (4968).
Also known as the Consumer Confidence Report, the federally mandated publication is designed to provide consumers with important information about their local drinking water, resource protection, governmental safeguards and other related topics. It highlights the City’s comprehensive water testing and analyses performed on a daily basis throughout the year and also serves as a detailed assessment of our water supply, distribution system and Water Utility services.
Each year, Your Own Utilities produces and sends the publication to its water customers by July 1 in response to provisions of the EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Act. For more information, please call Your Own Utilities at 891-4YOU (4968) or visit Talgov.com/YOU.
Jamie Shakar, Water Quality Division, 891-1200; Sandra Manning, Utility Marketing, 891-6175; or Lizzy Kelley, Department of Communications. 891-8533