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County to offer No-Cost Water Testing

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on June 25, 2020

In June of 1991, the Environmental Protection Agency implemented the Lead and Copper Rule as part of the Safe Drinking Water Act.  This law mandates that Public Water Systems (PWS) conduct sampling and analysis for levels of lead and copper in households located within their distribution system.

County to offer No-Cost Water Testing

Sampling and testing is scheduled for the month of August 2020 in the County’s Charles A. Black, Citrus Springs-Pine Ridge, and Sugarmill Woods PWS’ at no cost to our customers and takes only a few minutes of your time.  These samples are collected to determine the contribution of faucet fixtures and household plumbing and/or solder to the lead and copper levels in tap water.

Owners of homes in these areas that were constructed between 1982 and 1984 when lead and copper materials may have been used are strongly encouraged to participate. Homes with a whole house water filter or taps with an under sink filter may not be used for sample collection.

If you are interested in participating in this program, please contact Utilities Compliance Manager, Devon Villareal-Dabbs at 352-527-5427 or via email at [email protected] by no later than July 31st. Additional information will be provided to participants via email including sample kit drop-off arrangements, sampling procedures, and the date of the sampling event.

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