The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires that most municipal water suppliers in Florida provide consumers with an annual water quality report. Also known as Consumer Confidence Report (CCR), the report provides detailed information about the quality of the drinking water supply during the past year. Annual drink water quality reports can be obtained by visiting the EPA's Florida Consumer Confidence site.
Most Southwest Florida homeowners will receive a copy of the report annually. If you don't receive a copy in the mail you can access this information on your community's website or by calling your local water department. Because the reports contain a lot of technical information, The National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) provides information to help consumers make sense of water quality. Units of measurement for concentrations of contaminants, and detailed information on interpreting the results can help homeowners make informed decisions about whether additional home water treatment is needed.
If you have concerns about your drinking water, call ABC Southwest Plumbing and Air Conditioning, we can perform an in-home water analysis and recommend water treatment systems to ensure safer, better tasting water.