The City of Tallahassee is fortunate to have a clean source of drinking water of exceptional quality underground in the Floridan Aquifer. This vast geological formation, which underlies Florida and parts of Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina, supplies our region with potable water that requires very little treatment. Currently 29 deep wells and eight elevated tanks, located throughout Tallahassee, provide customers with more than the 25 million gallons a day.
To monitor and control the production and distribution of water throughout Tallahassee, the Water Utility employs telemetry-controlled well pumps. As the water is pumped from the wells to the distribution system, chlorine is added for disinfection and fluoride for dental health. Continual testing and rigorous analyses are performed at the City's state-certified water quality laboratory.
The City also helps preserve the drinking water supply by enforcing the Aquifer Protection Program throughout Leon County. Through education and regulation, the program helps ensure that businesses conduct safe practices to keep groundwater to its current high level of quality. Similarly, the Cross Connection Control Program helps prevent hazardous materials from entering the water system.
Water Quality Report
Additional information is available in the City's Water Quality Annual Report. 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, the City produces and sends the publication to its water customers by July 1 in response to provisions of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Safe Drinking Water Act. You may view the Water Quality Annual Report or call 891.1200 and have it mailed to you.