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Tallahassee Water Utility Recognized for Drinking Water System Excellence

Release Date: 03/06/2006
Contact Information: Dawn Harris-Young, 404-562-8421,

ATLANTA (March 6, 2006) On Wednesday, March 8, 2006, the Tallahassee, Florida Water Utility will be awarded the 2005 Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) Excellence Award in the Large Ground Water System category.

The criteria for the award includes: demonstration of their commitment to compliance with Consumer Confidence Reporting; the system's susceptibility to contamination based on a completed Source Water Assessment (SWA) and information on how to obtain a copy of the SWA; and a list of likely sources and potential health effects of detected contaminants. Extra points are given for community outreach and education activities.

The CCR rule requires community water systems to provide annual reports to customers on the quality of their drinking water. Reports under the CCR rule give consumers information on their drinking water and opportunities to get involved in its protection. The CCR Rule is a result of the 1996 amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act.

WHO: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

WHAT: 2005 Consumer Confidence Report Excellence award

WHEN: March 8, 2006 at 4:30 P.M.

WHERE: Tallahassee Water Utility

          300 S. Adam Street
          Tallahassee, FL 32301