Palm Beach County Water Utilities: we got a clean bill of health for 2015

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Stiles (Post/Bill Ingram)

092707 MET Glades Water 3.jPalm Beach County Water Utilities’ drinking water did not have any state or federal violations in the 2015 calendar year, Director Jim Stiles told county commissioners Thursday in an e-mail.

Stiles, in issuing his annual summary, said he was “proud to report” that water both in the general utility and in the area formerly covered by the Glades Utility Authority “met or exceeded all federal and state requirements.”

Last year, the primary service area got a clean rating for 2014, but the Glades authority got one violation, for unacceptable levels of coliform bacteria.

The county utility, which serves about 500,000 households countywide, including the Glades, said it can produce up to 110 million gallons a day of drinking water.

It says drinking water nearly always will contain small amounts of some contaminants, including viruses and bacteria from sewage, plants and animals; salts and metals from runoff; pesticides and herbicides; organic chemicals; and radioactive contaminants.

Read 2015 Water Quality report:

 

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