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For Immediate Release:
May 04, 2012
Media Contact:
Jennifer Messemer

Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department releases 2011 Water Quality Report during Drinking Water Week, May 6th - 12th

(MIAMI, May 4, 2012) -- 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 and it meets or exceeds all local, state and federal guidelines.

WASD has released its 2011 Water Quality Report-also known as the Consumer Confidence Report (or CCR) to coincide with National Drinking Water Week taking place from May 6th-12th. The CCR provides a snapshot of drinking water quality each year based on the prior year's testing results.

"WASD conducts more than 150,000 water sample tests annually to ensure that the department provides the highest caliber product. WASD is committed to service delivery excellence and utilizing the most advanced methods available," said John Renfrow, Director, Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department.

WASD staff works 24-hours-a-day, year-round to ensure that high quality drinking water is available to its 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