How do I know my water is safe to drink?

There are very strict state and federal guidelines for producing safe drinking water. Our water must meet or exceed all these requirements. The primary legislation governing drinking water quality is the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). To ensure the highest quality, the SDWA requires each public water utility to implement a regular program of sample collection and laboratory analysis. Contaminants that can cause acute health effects are monitored daily. Other contaminants are monitored weekly and still others, monthly testing and monitoring results are reported regularly to The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) which work closely together to see that all requirements are followed. Strict adherence to monitoring and testing are the best guarantees for safe drinking water.

The City of Niceville publishes a Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) annually to inform the public of our water quality. This is mailed to each customer. 

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1. How do I know my water is safe to drink?
2. What type of treatment is done to my drinking water?
3. What are the characteristics of my water?
4. What if I have a sewer problem?
5. How do I turn the water off to my house?
6. How do I determine if I have a water leak?