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Posted on: August 5, 2019

August is National Water Quality Month

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August is National Water Quality Month

Admit it, you often take your water for granted. August is National Water Quality Month. The City of Winter Garden’s Public Services Department does an awesome job of keeping your drinking water safe and tasty, so show some love by doing your part to help keep it safe:

  • Pick Up after Your Pets- Animal waste contains harmful organisms that can get washed into your storm drain and then end up polluting our waterways.

  • Use the Car Wash- If you wash your car at home, you can flush chemicals down the storm drain that end up flowing into lakes and streams. Professional car washes are required to drain into sewer systems so that wastewater plants can treat the water before it is re-used.

  • NOT the Drain- Don’t put motor oil, medications, paints, or other hazardous waste down the drain or flush down the toilet. If you do, these toxic chemicals will end up in our waterways.

  • Don’t Use Chemical Fertilizers/Pesticides- These can run off the soil and contaminate the waterways that feed our drinking water supply, endangering humans and wildlife.

  • Fix Leaks- Check faucets, toilets and irrigation systems for leaks. Don’t waste precious water.

Some important information facts about your drinking water

 

You can depend on the City of Winter Garden to keep your drinking water safe. We work hard at continually monitoring for contaminants according to Federal and State laws, rules and regulations. According to our most recent water quality report, the City of Winter Garden Water Treatment and Pumping Division had no monitoring or reporting violations in 2018!

Facts about Your Water

  • Our water source is groundwater produced by six (6) deep wells that draw water from the Floridian Aquifer.

  • The sources of drinking water include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs and wells.

  • Our primary method of treatment of drinking water is aeration and disinfection with Sodium Hypochlorite.

  • Just over 217 miles of pipe, throughout the city, bring drinking water to your home or business.

For more information and to learn what you can do to protect our most precious natural resource, contact Donna Corbus at dcorbus@cwgdn.com or 407-877-5193.


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