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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 undergo monthly testing. Monitoring results are reported regularly to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which work together to see that all requirements are followed. Strict adherence to monitoring and testing are the best guarantee for safe drinking.
The City of Callaway publishes a Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) annually to inform the public of our water quality. This is mailed to each customer. A copy can be obtained at City Hall or Public Works.
Fluoride is also added and maintained to an optimum level of 0.8 parts per million as recommended by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.