I Love Tap Water
About your tap water
Watch a young cowboy and sheriff enjoy the Original Tap.
Miami-Dade County is proud of the drinking water it produces. It meets or exceeds all federal, state and local drinking water standards and, at less than $2.10 per 1,000 gallons, is very inexpensive. So drink up with confidence!
Watch the battle between tap water and bottled water.
- A network of government agencies monitors tap water suppliers and enforces drinking water standards to ensure the safety of public water supplies. These agencies include the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), state departments of health and environment, and local public health departments. Read the EPA's Water On Tap: What You Need To Know.
- Drinking water must meet required health standards when it leaves the treatment plant. After it leaves the plant, it is monitored within the distribution system to identify and remedy any problems such as water main breaks, pressure variations or growth of microorganisms.
- Highly trained microbiologists, chemists and water treatment specialists conduct or supervise more than 100,000 analyses of water samples each year. Water quality samples are collected throughout the County and tested regularly. Samples include untreated and treated water taken at Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) facilities, sample sites throughout the service areas and at customers' homes. These tests are overseen by various federal, state and local regulatory agencies. Read WASD's 2011 Water Quality Report, What's on Tap .
Watch how easy it is to love tap water.
- Drink Miami-Dade tap water
- Carry your own bottle: lined aluminum, glass or stainless steel
- Support funding for public drinking water and water treatment
- Talk to your elected officials and tell Congress to increase funding to keep America's water clean and safe
Read about Food and Water Watch's Take Back the Tap campaign.
Visit the Water Conservation site for much more information on Miami-Dade County programs and ways to save water, energy -- and money!
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