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For Immediate Release:
May 02, 2011
Media Contact:
Jennifer L. Messemer

Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department releases 2010 Water Quality Report during Drinking Water Week, May 1st - 7th

Safe, potable drinking water is a precious natural resource many people take for granted. The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) provides drinking water to more than 2.2 million people daily.

"The water we deliver meets or exceeds all local, state and federal guidelines," said WASD Director John W. Renfrow, P.E. "We can all be stewards of our environment by making every drop we use count."

Another reminder of how priceless water is takes place this week, which is known as National Drinking Water Week. In an effort to promote the department's ongoing mission, WASD has released its 2010 Water Quality Report-also known as the Consumer Confidence Report (or CCR).The CCR provides a snapshot of drinking water quality each year based on the prior year's testing results.

"I encourage our customers to read the CCR and learn more about the high quality water Miami-Dade provides," said Renfrow. "WASD conducts more than 100,000 water sample tests annually to ensure that we provide the highest caliber product. We are committed to service delivery excellence and utilizing the most advanced methods available."

WASD staff work 24-hours-a-day, year-round to ensure that high quality drinking water is available to our customers.

Every water utility in the United States is required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to produce an annual CCR and distribute a copy to each of its billed customers by July 1st.  WASD customers (those who receive a bill from WASD) should begin receiving their copies this week.

The CCR is also available online at