Water Quality Report Shows City Drinking
Water Surpasses All Governmental Standards
June 10, 2014
The City of Tallahassee has released its 2014 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).
"While water quality is a national issue, here in Tallahassee we are fortunate to have drinking water that is sparkling clean, clear, refreshing and tastes good, too," said City Commissioner Nancy Miller, lead commissioner on the City's Long Range Planning Target Issue Committee. "It's important that all of us value and protect the Floridan Aquifer as an economic asset and a vital part of our area's rich natural landscape."
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.
"As a longtime frontrunner in the water industry, we take great pride in delivering the highest quality drinking water that exceeds all standards," said Underground Utilities General Manager Mike Tadros. "Our team works hard to ensure that the quality of the water that we enjoy today will be there for us tomorrow and for generations to come."
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, this 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 Alison Faris, Department of Communications, 891-8535