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Can You Drink Tap Water in Davie/hollywood?
Yes, Davie/hollywood's tap water is generally considered safe to drink as Davie/hollywood has no active health based violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) that we are aware of. Other factors such as lead piping in a home, or low levels of pollutants on immunocompromised individuals, should also be considered, however. To find more recent info we might have, you can check out our boil water notice page or the city's water provider website.
According the EPA’s ECHO database, from April 30, 2019 to June 30, 2022, Davie/hollywood's water utility, City of Hollywood, had 0 violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act. For more details on the violations, please see our violation history section below. The last violation for Davie/hollywood was resolved on Aug. 31, 2011. This assessment is based on the City of Hollywood water system, other water systems in the city may have different results.
While tap water that meets the EPA health guidelines generally won’t make you sick to your stomach, it can still contain regulated and unregulated contaminants present in trace amounts that could potentially cause health issues over the long-run. These trace contaminants may also impact immunocompromised and vulnerable individuals.
Water Quality Report for Davie/hollywood Tap Water
The most recent publicly available numbers for measured contaminant levels in Davie/hollywood tap water are in its 2020 Water Quality Report. As you can see, there are levels which the EPA considers to be acceptable, but being below the maximum allowable level doesn’t necessarily mean the water is healthy.
Lead in tap water, for example, is currently allowed at up to 15ppb by the EPA, but it has set the ideal goal for lead at zero. This highlights how meeting EPA standards doesn’t necessarily mean local tap water is healthy.
EPA regulations continue to change as it evaluates the long term impacts of chemicals and updates drinking water acceptable levels. The rules around arsenic, as well as, lead and copper are currently being re-evaluated.
There are also a number of "emerging" contaminants that are not currently. For example, PFAS (Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances), for which the EPA has issued a health advisory. PFAS are called "forever chemicals" since they tend not to break down in the environment or the human body and can accumulate over time.
We recommend looking at the contaminants present in Davie/hollywood's water quality reports, or getting your home's tap water tested to see if you should be filtering your water.
Davie/hollywood Tap Water Safe Drinking Water Act Violation History - Prior 10 Years
Below is a ten year history of violations for the water system named City of Hollywood for Davie/hollywood in Florida. For more details please see the "What do these Violations Mean?" section below.
For the compliance period beginning March 1, 2016, Davie/hollywood had 1 non-health based Safe Drinking Water Act violation with the violation category being Monitoring and Reporting, more specifically, the violation code was Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) which falls into the Microbials rule code group, and the Groundwater Rule rule code family for the following contaminant code: E. COLI.
For the compliance period beginning Jan. 1, 2016, Davie/hollywood had 1 non-health based Safe Drinking Water Act violation with the violation category being Monitoring and Reporting, more specifically, the violation code was Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) which falls into the Microbials rule code group, and the Groundwater Rule rule code family for the following contaminant code: E. COLI.
For the compliance period beginning Sept. 1, 2011, Davie/hollywood had 1 non-health based Safe Drinking Water Act violation with the violation category being Monitoring and Reporting, more specifically, the violation code was Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) which falls into the Microbials rule code group, and the Groundwater Rule rule code family for the following contaminant code: E. COLI.
From Aug. 1, 2011 to Aug. 31, 2011, Davie/hollywood had 1 non-health based Safe Drinking Water Act violation with the violation category being Monitoring and Reporting, more specifically, the violation code was Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) which falls into the Microbials rule code group, and the Total Coliform Rules rule code family for the following contaminant code: Coliform (TCR).
Is there Lead in Davie/hollywood Water?
Based on the EPA’s ECHO Database, 90% of the samples taken from the Davie/hollywood water system, City of Hollywood, between sample start date and sample end date, were at or below, 0.0024 mg/L of lead in Davie/hollywood water. This is 16.0% of the 0.015 mg/L action level. This means 10% of the samples taken from Davie/hollywood contained more lead.
While Davie/hollywood water testing may have found 0.0024 mg/L of lead in its water, that does not mean your water source has the same amount. The amount of lead in water in a city can vary greatly from neighborhood to neighborhood, or even building to building. Many buildings, particularly older ones, have lead pipes or service lines which can be a source of contamination. To find out if your home has lead, we recommend getting you water tested.
No amount of lead in water is healthy, only less dangerous. As lead accumulates in our bodies over time, even exposure to relatively small amounts can have negative health effects. For more information, please check out our Lead FAQ page.
Are there PFAS in Davie/hollywood Tap Water?
Currently, testing tap water for PFAS isn’t mandated on a national level. We do have a list of military bases where there have been suspected or confirmed leaks. There appears to be at least one military base - Homestead AFB - near Davie/hollywood with suspected leaks.
With many potential sources of PFAS in tap water across the US, the best information we currently have about which cities have PFAS in their water is this ewg map, which you can check to see if Davie/hollywood has been evaluated for yet.
Our stance is better safe than sorry, and that it makes sense to try to purify the tap water just in case.
Davie/hollywood SDWA Violation History Table - Prior 10 Years
|Compliance Period||Status||Health-Based?||Category Code||Code||Rule Code||Contaminant Code||Rule Group Code||Rule Family Code|
|03/01/2016 -||Resolved||No||Monitoring and Reporting (MR)||Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) (34)||Ground Water Rule (140)||E. COLI (3014)||Microbials (100)||Groundwater Rule (140)|
|01/01/2016 -||Resolved||No||Monitoring and Reporting (MR)||Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) (34)||Ground Water Rule (140)||E. COLI (3014)||Microbials (100)||Groundwater Rule (140)|
|09/01/2011 -||Resolved||No||Monitoring and Reporting (MR)||Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) (34)||Ground Water Rule (140)||E. COLI (3014)||Microbials (100)||Groundwater Rule (140)|
|08/01/2011 - 08/31/2011||Resolved||No||Monitoring and Reporting (MR)||Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) (25)||Total Coliform Rule (110)||Coliform (TCR) (3100)||Microbials (100)||Total Coliform Rules (110)|
What do these Violations Mean?
Safe Drinking Water Act Violations categories split into two groups, health based, and non-health based. Generally, health based violations are more serious, though non-health based violations can also be cause for concern.
Health Based Violations
- Maximum contaminant levels (MCLs) - maximum allowed contaminant level was exceeded.
- Maximum residual disinfectant levels (MRDLs) - maximum allowed disinfectant level was exceeded.
- Other violations (Other) - the exact required process to reduce the amounts of contaminants in drinking water was not followed.
Non-Health Based Violations
- Monitoring and reporting violations (MR, MON) - failure to conduct the required regular monitoring of drinking water quality, and/or to submit monitoring results on time.
- Public notice violations (Other) - failure to immediately alert consumers if there is a serious problem with their drinking water that may pose a risk to public health.
- Other violations (Other) - miscellaneous violations, such as failure to issue annual consumer confidence reports or maintain required records.
SDWA Table Key
|Compliance Period||Dates of the compliance period.|
Current status of the violation.
|Health-Based?||Whether the violation is health based.|
The category of violation that is reported.
|Code||A full description of violation codes can be accessed in the SDWA_REF_CODE_VALUES (CSV) table.|
|Contaminant Code||A code value that represents a contaminant for which a public water system has incurred a violation of a primary drinking water regulation.|
Code for a National Drinking Water rule.
|Rule Group Code||
Code that uniquely identifies a rule group.
|Rule Family Code||
Code for rule family.
For more clarification please visit the EPA's data dictionary.
Davie/hollywood Water - Frequently Asked Questions
|By Mail:||PO BOX 229045
HOLLYWOOD, FL, 33022-9045
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Moving to a new house or apartment in Davie/hollywood means you will often need to put the water in your name with City of Hollywood. In order to put the water in your name, please click the link to the start service form below. Start service requests for water bills typically take two business days.
Leaving your house or apartment in Davie/hollywood means you will likely need to take your name off of the water bill with City of Hollywood. In order to take your name off the water bill, please click the link to the stop service form below. Stop service for water bills requests typically take two business days.
USER SUBMITTED RATINGS
- Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 33% Low
- Water Pollution 49% Moderate
- Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 67% High
- Water Quality 51% Moderate
The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Davie/hollywood, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).
Davie/hollywood Water Quality Report (Consumer Confidence Report)
The EPA mandates that towns and cities consistently monitor and test their tap water. They must report their findings in an annual Consumer Confidence Report. Below is the most recent water quality report from Davie/hollywood's Water. If you would like to see the original version of the report, please click here.
ANNUAL DRINKING WATER QUALITY REPORT- Reporting for 2020
This Drinking Water report is designed to inform you about the quality of the water we deliver to you every day. We are committed to providing you a dependable supply of safe, high quality drinking water. We want you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources. Our water source is groundwater from wells that draw from the Floridan and Biscayne Aquifers.
The City of Hollywood routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water according to Federal and State laws, rules, and regulations. Except where indicated otherwise, this report is based on monitoring results for the period of January 1 to December 31, 2020. Data obtained before January 1, 2020, and presented in this report are from the most recent testing done in accordance with the laws, rules, and regulations. We encourage our customers to become informed about their water utility. If you have any questions about this report or your water, or to request a copy of these and other test results, please contact the Department of Public Utilities Water Quality Division at 954.921.3414.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR WATER QUALITY REPORT
The City of Hollywood performs more than 70 water quality tests daily and 160+ more tests each month on drinking water samples taken throughout the City. Overall, more than 28,000 tests are performed by the City of Hollywood each year to monitor the quality of your drinking water. These tests show Hollywood’s treated drinking water is safe for you and your family. The State of Florida allows us to monitor for some contaminants less than once per year because the concentrations of these contaminants do not change frequently. Therefore, some of our data, though representative, may be more than a year old. The City tested for many other compounds, but none were found at detectable levels.
FOR CUSTOMERS WITH SPECIAL HEALTH CONCERNS
To ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the EPA prescribes regulations, which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water, which must provide the same protection for public health. Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population.
If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. The City of Hollywood is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in privately owned plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or click here to learn more.
Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG)- the level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.
Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) - highest level of a contaminant allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology. MCL Violations occur when this level is exceeded. Action Level (AL) - the concentration of a contaminant above additional treatment or other requirements must be initiated. Maximum residual disinfectant level (MRDL) - the highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants.
Maximum residual disinfectant level goal (MRDLG) - the level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants. Locational Running Annual Average (LRAA) - the average of sample analytical results for samples taken at a particular monitoring location during the previous four calendar quarters.
Parts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter (µg/l) - one part by weight of analyte to 1 billion parts by weight of the water sample. Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mg/l) - one part by weight of analyte to 1 million parts by weight of the water sample.
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INORGANIC CONTAMINANT RESULTS:
Barium (ppm). Sampled Jul/Aug 2020. MCL Violation? No. Level Detected: 0.0043. MCLG: 2; MCL: 2. Likely Source: Discharge of drilling wastes; discharge from metal refineries; erosion of natural deposits.
Fluoride (ppm). Sampled Jul/Aug 2020. MCL Violation? No. Level Detected: 0.064. MCLG: 4; MCL: 4. Likely Source: Erosion of natural deposits; discharge from fertilizer and aluminum factories. Water additive which promotes strong teeth at the optimum level of 0.7 ppm.
Nitrate (as Nitrogen) (ppm). Sampled Jul/Aug 2020. MCL Violation? No. Level Detected: .090. MCLG: 10; MCL: 10. Likely
Source: Runoff from fertilizer use; leaching from septic tanks, sewage; erosion of natural deposits.
Sodium (ppm). Sampled Jul/Aug 2020. MCL Violation? No. Level Detected: 25.9. MCLG: N/A; MCL: 160. Likely Source: Salt water intrusion, leaching from soil.
RADIOACTIVE CONTAMINANT RESULTS:
Uranium (μg/L). Sampled Jul/Aug 2020. MCL Violation? No. Level Detected: 0.378. MCLG: 0; MCL: 30. Likely Source(s): Erosion of natural deposits.
DISINFECTANTS AND DISINFECTION
Chloramines (ppm). Sampled
MRDL: 4. Likely Source: Water additive used to control microbes.
Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) (ppb). Sampled:
MCL: 60. Likely Source(s):
Total Trihalomethanes (TTHM) (ppb). Sampled:
21.4. MCL: 80. Likely Source(s):
LEAD AND COPPER (TAP WATER) RESULTS:
Copper (tap water) (ppm). Sampled:
MCLG: 1.3; AL 1.3. Likely source(s): Corrosion of household plumbing systems; erosion of natural deposits; leaching from wood preservatives.
Lead (tap water) (ppb). Sampled
AL: 15. Likely sources: Corrosion of household plumbing systems; erosion of natural deposits.
THE SOURCE WATER ASSESSMENT PROGRAM
In 2020 the Florida Department of Environmental Protection performed a Source Water Assessment on our system. The assessment was conducted to provide information about any potential sources of contamination in the vicinity of our wells. There are 23 potential sources of contamination identified for this system with low to moderate susceptibility levels. The assessment results are available on the DEP SWAPP website (click here) or they can be obtained from the City of Hollywood Water Quality Division at 954.921.3414. Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the EPA Drinking Water Hotline at 800.426.4791.
The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity.
Contaminants that may be present in source water include: (A) Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife. (B) Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be
The City of Hollywood produces drinking water by first pumping groundwater from wells that draw from the Biscayne and Floridan Aquifers. The Water Treatment Plant treats the water to remove contaminants. The Biscayne Aquifer is a water supply for Miami- Dade and Broward Counties and is of high quality. It is primarily rainwater filtered through sand and rock. The Floridan Aquifer, a much deeper source of water, is brackish (salty) and requires greater treatment. Once out of the ground, the City uses lime softening and membrane filtration on the raw water from Biscayne Aquifer and reverse osmosis on the raw water from the Floridan Aquifer. Prior to distribution, the filtered water is fluoridated to promote healthy teeth and disinfected using chloramines to maintain high quality and safety standards throughout the distribution system.
Davie Town of #3 & #5
EWG's drinking water quality report shows results of tests conducted by the water utility and provided to the Environmental Working Group by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, as well as information from the U.S. EPA Enforcement and Compliance History database (ECHO). For the latest quarter assessed by the U.S. EPA (January 2019 - March 2019), tap water provided by this water utility was in compliance with federal health-based drinking water standards.
- Serves: 23103
- Data available: 2012-2017
- Data Source: Groundwater
- Total: 15
Contaminants That Exceed Guidelines
- Chromium (hexavalent)
Other Detected Contaminants
- Haloacetic acids (HAA5)
- Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
Always take extra precautions, the water may be safe to drink when it leaves the sewage treatment plant but it may pick up pollutants during its way to your tap. We advise that you ask locals or hotel staff about the water quality. Also, note that different cities have different water mineral contents.