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Is Gainesville Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Yes! Generally Safe to Drink*

LAST UPDATED: 7:47 pm, August 4, 2022
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Can You Drink Tap Water in Gainesville?

Yes, Gainesville's tap water is generally considered safe to drink as Gainesville 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, Gainesville's water utility, Gru - Murphree Wtp, had 2 non-health-based violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act. For more details on the violations, please see our violation history section below. The last violation for Gainesville was resolved on March 31, 2020. This assessment is based on the Gru - Murphree Wtp 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.

The EPA is reviewing if it’s current regulations around pollutant levels in tap water are strict enough, and the health dangers posed by unregulated pollutants, like PFAS.

Water Quality Report for Gainesville Tap Water

The most recent publicly available numbers for measured contaminant levels in Gainesville 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 Gainesville's water quality reports, or getting your home's tap water tested to see if you should be filtering your water.

Gainesville Tap Water Safe Drinking Water Act Violation History - Prior 10 Years

Below is a ten year history of violations for the water system named Gru - Murphree Wtp for Gainesville in Florida. For more details please see the "What do these Violations Mean?" section below.

From Jan. 1, 2020 to March 31, 2020, Gainesville had 2 non-health based Safe Drinking Water Act violations with the violation category being Monitoring and Reporting, more specifically, the violation code was Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) which falls into the Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule rule code group, and the Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule rule code family for the following contaminant codes: TTHM, Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5).

For the compliance period beginning July 1, 2016, Gainesville had 1 non-health based Safe Drinking Water Act violation with the violation category being Other Violation, more specifically, the violation code was Consumer Confidence Report Inadequate Reporting which falls into the Other rule code group, and the Consumer Confidence Rule rule code family for the following contaminant code: Consumer Confidence Rule.

Is there Lead in Gainesville Water?

Based on the EPA’s ECHO Database, 90% of the samples taken from the Gainesville water system, Gru - Murphree Wtp, between sample start date and sample end date, were at or below, 0.0008 mg/L of lead in Gainesville water. This is 5.3% of the 0.015 mg/L action level. This means 10% of the samples taken from Gainesville contained more lead.

While Gainesville water testing may have found 0.0008 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 Gainesville 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 - Camp Blanding - near Gainesville 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 Gainesville 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.

Gainesville 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
01/01/2020 - 03/31/2020 Resolved No Monitoring and Reporting (MR) Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) (27) Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (220) TTHM (2950) Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (200) Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (220)
01/01/2020 - 03/31/2020 Resolved No Monitoring and Reporting (MR) Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) (27) Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (220) Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) (2456) Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (200) Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (220)
07/01/2016 - Resolved No Other Violation (Other) Consumer Confidence Report Inadequate Reporting (72) Consumer Confidence Rule (420) Consumer Confidence Rule (7000) Other (400) Consumer Confidence Rule (420)

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

  1. Maximum contaminant levels (MCLs) - maximum allowed contaminant level was exceeded.
  2. Maximum residual disinfectant levels (MRDLs) - maximum allowed disinfectant level was exceeded.
  3. Other violations (Other) - the exact required process to reduce the amounts of contaminants in drinking water was not followed.

Non-Health Based Violations

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Other violations (Other) - miscellaneous violations, such as failure to issue annual consumer confidence reports or maintain required records.

SDWA Table Key

Field Description
Compliance Period Dates of the compliance period.
Status Current status of the violation.
  • Resolved - The violation has at least one resolving enforcement action. In SDWIS, this indicates that either the system has returned to compliance from the violation, the rule that was violated was no longer applicable, or no further action was needed.
  • Archived - The violation is not Resolved, but is more than five years past its compliance period end date. In keeping with the Enforcement Response Policy, the violation no longer contributes to the public water system's overall compliance status. Unresolved violations are also marked as Archived when a system ceases operations (becomes inactive).
  • Addressed - The violation is not Resolved or Archived, and is addressed by one or more formal enforcement actions.
  • Unaddressed - The violation is not Resolved or Archived, and has not been addressed by formal enforcement.
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Health-Based? Whether the violation is health based.
Category Code
The category of violation that is reported.
  • TT - Treatment Technique Violation
  • MRDL - Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level
  • Other - Other Violation
  • MCL - Maximum Contaminant Level Violation
  • MR - Monitoring and Reporting
  • MON - Monitoring Violation
  • RPT - Reporting Violation
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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.
Rule Code Code for a National Drinking Water rule.
  • 110 - Total Coliform Rule
  • 121 - Surface Water Treatment Rule
  • 122 - Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule
  • 123 - Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule
  • 130 - Filter Backwash Rule
  • 140 - Ground Water Rule
  • 210 - Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule
  • 220 - Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule
  • 230 - Total Trihalomethanes
  • 310 - Volatile Organic Chemicals
  • 331 - Nitrates
  • 332 - Arsenic
  • 333 - Inorganic Chemicals
  • 320 - Synthetic Organic Chemicals
  • 340 - Radionuclides
  • 350 - Lead and Copper Rule
  • 410 - Public Notice Rule
  • 420 - Consumer Confidence Rule
  • 430 - Miscellaneous
  • 500 - Not Regulated
  • 111 - Revised Total Coliform Rule
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Rule Group Code Code that uniquely identifies a rule group.
  • 120 - Surface Water Treatment Rules
  • 130 - Filter Backwash Rule
  • 140 - Groundwater Rule
  • 210 - Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule
  • 220 - Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule
  • 230 - Total Trihalomethanes
  • 310 - Volatile Organic Chemicals
  • 320 - Synthetic Organic Chemicals
  • 330 - Inorganic Chemicals
  • 340 - Radionuclides
  • 350 - Lead and Copper Rule
  • 400 - Other
  • 500 - Not Regulated
  • 110 - Total Coliform Rules
  • 410 - Public Notice Rule
  • 420 - Consumer Confidence Rule
  • 430 - Miscellaneous
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Rule Family Code Code for rule family.
  • 100 - Microbials
  • 200 - Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule
  • 300 - Chemicals
  • 400 - Other
  • 500 - Not Regulated
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For more clarification please visit the EPA's data dictionary.

Gainesville Water - Frequently Asked Questions

HOW DO I CONTACT GAINESVILLE CUSTOMER SERVICE?
To contact customer service for the Gainesville water provider, Gru - Murphree Wtp, please use the information below.
By Phone: 352-393-6512
By Mail: P.O. BOX 147117, STA M-43
GAINESVILLE, FL, 32614-7117
HOW TO PAY BILL FOR GRU - MURPHREE WTP
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HOW TO START & STOP GAINESVILLE WATER SERVICE
Starting Your Service

Moving to a new house or apartment in Gainesville means you will often need to put the water in your name with Gru - Murphree Wtp. 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.

Start Service Form

Want to create a new account?

Leaving your house or apartment in Gainesville means you will likely need to take your name off of the water bill with Gru - Murphree Wtp. 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.

Stop Service Form

Is Gainesville Tap Water Safe to Drink? Tap water & safety quality

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USER SUBMITTED RATINGS

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  • Water Pollution 34% Low
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  • Water Quality 66% High

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Gainesville 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 Gainesville's Water. If you would like to see the original version of the report, please click here.

Water Quality Report

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gru.com/waterreport

This report shows our water quality results and what they mean.

GRU routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water in accordance with federal and state laws, rules and regulations.

The Treatment Process

GRU treats water pumped from the Floridan aquifer. The treatment process includes oxidation, lime softening, recarbonation, filtration, fluoridation and disinfection. This water quality report is submitted to customers as required by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in accordance with the Safe Drinking Water Act.

Except where indicated otherwise, this report is based on the results of GRU’s monitoring for the period of Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2020. Data obtained before Jan. 1, 2020, and presented in this report, are from the most recent testing done in accordance with the laws, rules and regulations. The state allows GRU to monitor for some contaminants less than once per year because the concentrations of these contaminants do not change frequently. Therefore, some data, though representative, may be more than one year old.

Source Water

Assessment

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection performed Source Water Assessments on GRU’s system in 2019. The assessments were conducted to provide information about any potential sources of contamination within a five-year ground water travel time around each well. The ground water system is considered to be at low risk. The assessment results are available on the FDEP Source Water Assessment and Protection Program Web site at

www.dep.state.fl.us/swapp.

GRU is a municipally-owned utility, governed by the Gainesville City Commission. The commission meets at City Hall, 200 East University Avenue, Gainesville, FL, on the first and third Thursday of every month.

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Additional information is available at www.gru.com.

Service & Billing Questions 352-334-3434

Water/Wastewater Repairs 352-334-2711

Water Testing Requests 352-393-6501

Water Quality

Test Results

Listed below are 10 parameters detected in GRU’s water during the reporting period. All are below maximum contaminant levels allowed. Not listed are many others we test for, but that were not detected. A list of measured parameters is listed in Appendix A.

INORGANIC CONTAMINANTS

Contaminant

Dates of

MCL

Level

Range of

 

 

Likely Source of

and Unit of

Sampling

Violation

MCLG

MCL

Detected

Results

Contamination

Measurement

(Mo/Yr)

Y/N

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discharge of drilling

Barium (ppm)

5/20, 12/20

N

0.0077

0.0046

2

2

wastes; discharge from

- 0.0070

metal refineries; erosion of

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

natural deposits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discharge from steel and

Chromium (ppb)

5/20, 12/20

N

0.9

ND - 0.9

100

100

pulp mills; erosion of

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

natural deposits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water additive which

Fluoride (ppm)

1/20-12/20

N

0.60

0.22 – 0.72

4

4.0

promotes strong teeth

when at the optimum level

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

of 0.7 ppm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Erosion of natural deposits;

Mercury

 

 

 

 

 

 

discharge from refineries

5/20, 12/20

N

0.2

ND - 0.2

2

2

and factories; runoff from

(inorganic) (ppb)

 

 

 

 

 

 

landfills; runoff from

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

cropland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sodium (ppm)

5/20, 12/20

N

10.4

9.9 - 10.4

N/A

160

Salt water intrusion,

leaching from soil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DISINFECTANTS AND DISINFECTION BY-PRODUCTS

For chlorine, the level detected is the highest running annual average (RAA), computed quarterly, of monthly averages of all samples collected. The range of results is the range of results of all the individual samples collected during the past year.

For haloacetic acids or TTHM, the level detected is the highest LRAA, computed quarterly, of quarterly averages of all samples collected from a location if the system is monitoring quarterly or is the average of all samples taken during the year if the system monitors less frequently than quarterly. Range of Results is the range of individual sample results (lowest to highest) for all monitoring locations.

Disinfectant or

Dates of

MCL or

Level

Range of

MCLG or

MCL or

Likely Source of

Contaminant

Sampling

MRDL

and Unit of

Violation

Detected

Results

MRDLG

MRDL

Contamination

(Mo/Yr)

Measurement

Y/N

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water additive

Chlorine (ppm)

1/20 – 12/20

N

0.84

0.2 – 1.05

MRDLG = 4

MRDL = 4.0

used to control

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

microbes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Haloacetic Acids

 

 

 

 

 

 

By-product of

1/20 – 10/20

N

15.90

10.00 – 18.1

N/A

MCL = 60

drinking water

(five) (HAA5) (ppb)

 

 

 

 

 

 

disinfection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TTHM [Total

 

 

 

34.3 -

 

 

By-product of

trihalomethanes]

1/20 – 10/20

N

57.65

N/A

MCL = 80

drinking water

67.60

(ppb)

 

 

 

 

 

disinfection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEAD AND COPPER (TAP WATER)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contaminant and Unit of

Dates of

AL

90th

No. of sampling

MCLG

AL (Action

Likely Source of Contamination

Measurement

Sampling (Mo/

Exceeded

Percentile

sites exceeding

Level)

Yr)

(Y/N)

Result

the AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corrosion of household plumbing

Copper (tap water) (ppm)

6/19 – 8/19

N

0.014

0

1.3

1.3

systems; erosion of natural deposits;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

leaching from wood preservatives

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lead (tap water) (ppb)

6/19 – 8/19

N

0.80

0

0

15

Corrosion of household plumbing

systems; erosion of natural deposits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first quarter Disinfection Byproduct samples were inadvertently collected on a different week than was required in the sampling plan. All results were compliant, and GRU does not believe the sampling date change had any adverse effect upon public health.

The sample of glyphosphate was not analyzed by our contract lab within the allowable time requirements which resulted in a monitoring violation. GRU immediately collected additional samples upon notification that the sample was not analyzed on time. All results were compliant, and GRU does not believe the date of the analysis had any adverse effect upon public health.

If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious problems, especially in pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with home plumbing. Gainesville Regional Utilities is responsible for providing high-quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in customer plumbing installations. 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 800-426-4791 or at: www.epa.gov/safewater/lead.

G L O S S A R Y

Action Level (AL): The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements that a water system must follow. Locational Running Annual Average (LRAA): The arithmetic average of analytic results for samples taken at a specific monitoring location during the previous four calendar quarters.

Maximum Contaminant Level or MCL: The highest

A D D I T I O N A L I N F O R M AT I O N

A B O U T Y O U R WAT E R

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:

level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.

Maximum Contaminant Level Goal or 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 Residual Disinfectant Level or 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.

  • Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from wastewater treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife.
  • Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can occur naturally or result from urban stormwater runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming.
  • Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff, and residential uses.
  • Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff, and septic systems.
  • Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.

Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level Goal or 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. No Detection (ND): Indicates the substance was not found by laboratory analysis.

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.

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.

A P P E N D I X A

In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the EPA prescribes regulations that limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water, which must provide the same protection for public health. 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 Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 800-426-4791.

Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immunocompromised persons, such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbiological contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline 800-426-4791 or at www.epa.gov/safewater.

None of the following potential contaminants were detected in your water supply: Fecal coliform and E. coli, Beta/photon emitters, Alpha emitters, Radium 226+228 or combined radium, Uranium, Antimony, Arsenic, Asbestos, Beryllium, Cadmium, Cyanide, Lead (Leaving our treatment plant), Nickel, Selenium, Thallium, 2,4-D, 2,4,5-TP (Silvex), Alachlor, Atrazine, Benzo(a)pyrene (PAH), Carbofuran, Chlordane, Dalapon, Di (2-ethylhexyl) adipate, Di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate, Dibromochloropropane (DBCP), Dinoseb, Dioxin [2,3,7,8-TCDD], Diquat, Endothall, Endrin, Ethylene dibromide, Glyphosate, Heptachlor, Heptachlor epoxide, Hexachlorobenzene, Hexachlorocyclopentadiene, Lindane, Methoxychlor, Oxamyl [Vydate], PCBs [Polychlorinated biphenyls], Pentachlorophenol, Picloram, Simazine, Toxaphene, Benzene, Carbon Tetrachloride, Chlorobenzene, o-Dichlorobenzene, p-Dichlorobenzene, 1,2-Dichloroethane, 1,1-Dichloroethylene, cis-1,2-Dichloroethylene, trans -1,2-Dichloroethylene, Dichloromethane, 1,2-Dichloropropane, Ethylbenzene, Styrene, Tetrachloroethylene, 1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene, 1,1,1-Trichloroethane, 1,1,2-Trichloroethane, Trichloroethylene, Toluene, Vinyl Chloride, Xylenes, Chlorite, Total organic carbon , Aluminum, Color, Iron, Manganese, Odor, Silver, Zinc, Dimethoate, Terbufos sulfone, BDE-47, BDE-99, 2,4,5-HBB, BDE-153, BDE-100, 1,3-Dinitrobenzene, TNT, RDX, Acetochlor, Metolachlor, Acetochlor ESA, Acetochlor OA, Alachlor ESA, Alachlor OA, Metolachlor ESA, Metolachlor OA, NDBA, NDEA, NDMA, NDPA, NMEA, NPYR.

Contaminants


Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU) - Murphree WTP

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.

Utility details

  • Serves: 181468
  • Data available: 2012-2017
  • Data Source: Groundwater
  • Total: 8

Contaminants That Exceed Guidelines

  • Chromium (hexavalent)
  • Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)

Other Detected Contaminants

  • Barium
  • Chlorate
  • Fluoride
  • Haloacetic acids (HAA5)
  • Strontium
  • Vanadium

Reminder

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.

Sources and Resources

Gainesville Tap Water

The city of Gainesville, Florida, is one of the best places to be if you want to make sure that you and your family are getting the very best tap water possible. This large metropolitan area boasts over 20 million people, and more than half of that population lives in a home with water serviced by a local company. If you live in an area like this, chances are good that you will get the highest quality water available. But what makes Gainesville, Florida tap water so great?

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Gainesville, Florida, tap water has some of the lowest levels of E-coli than anywhere else in Florida. What is E-coli? These are bacteria, and while most people aren’t even aware of them, they can cause severe problems for people with certain health conditions, such as asthma, heart disease, and kidney disease. When there are too many of these bacteria present in your body’s water, they can build up in the plumbing system and lead to serious water issues. To ensure that you and your family are getting only the best water possible, make sure that your water is serviced by a professional company that removes all E-coli and other harmful bacteria.

There is no reason for you or your loved ones to have to take a chance on your health. By ensuring that your water is clean and free of harmful toxins, you can enjoy many of the healthy benefits of water without worrying about health risks. Gainesville, Florida tap water offers just that, with so many different options for you to choose from.

Drinking Water in Gainesville

Recently I talked to an acquaintance in Gainesville, Florida, who is from London. He told me that he had recently returned from seeing family in Florida and was quite pleased with the quality of drinking water there. As I noted, he had mentioned that the Briton’s Water Company treated their water, and it did taste good. It turned out that they were doing quite well in terms of quality control and filtration, which I commend them for.

But, I noted that he told me that the Briton’s Water Company did not filter out prescription drugs or other contaminants. I asked him why and he said that because they did not fall under the category of “regular” drinking water companies. As a result, they could sell them to consumers but not offer them treatment. In other words, you have to buy it from a company that provides regular drinking water.

This is really unfortunate. Why is that? In Florida, the department of health has determined that the state has inadequate quantities of pharmaceuticals in its water supply. So, as long as it’s drinkable, there is no problem, but you have to buy it from a company that provides potable drinking water, as I noted earlier. You do need to make sure that it meets the requirements of the US Environmental Protection Agency. So, please consider all this.

Gainesville Water Treatment Plant

The Gainesville, Florida water treatment plant, works hard to ensure that the chlorine you are consuming is clean and healthy for consumption. This particular plant also works hard to ensure that your drinking water is not filled with dangerous contaminants such as herbicides and pesticides that could easily harm you, your family, and especially your pets. To have peace of mind and a clean water supply, you must make sure that the plant in your area is working well. In fact, if your water treatment plant does not work well, you could end up having many health problems throughout your life due to drinking contaminated water.

A good thing about the Gainesville, Florida water treatment plant is that the employees there work very hard to ensure that they work to keep your water clean. They take great care in cleaning out the tanks below the building so that nothing is getting into the water. They also work hard to make sure that there are no backups for when the rains come. At the same time, these plants do not waste energy to eliminate any wastewater coming from the sewage system. They work very hard to ensure that their sewage treatment plants are working at their maximum efficiency.

If you have been looking for a good Gainesville, Florida water treatment plant, you should know that they are plenty available. In fact, you may have trouble finding one that you want to use. While some people may choose one based on price, it may actually be more beneficial for you to go with one to save you money on your water bill every month. With all of the hard work put into keeping the Gainesville Florida water treatment plant working, you can rest assured that your water is clean and safe for you to use. In fact, the employees of this water treatment plant work very hard to ensure that you are given a safe water supply.

Water Supply in Gainesville

Water is needed by every living thing, human or animal, and a shortage can lead to death. And if your city has a lack of water supply, then it can also mean that the lives of people living there are at risk. The water supply in Gainesville, Florida, consists of two different lakes, two different ponds that provide a massive amount of freshwater to people in the city. Of course, there can be much competition for resources with two other lakes and two various ponds. If you have not filled your pond with fish by now, you may not have another water supply until the weather gets warmer and summer comes around. The lakes have to be filled with water, or the fish will die off quickly, and the poor thing will die off even faster because they cannot live in the cold water.

However, the bad news does not stop there. If you do not have a water supply in Gainesville, Florida, you will find that a lot of other city services are going to be affected. Sewage treatment plants will shut down for a few days while the city works on finding alternative water sources. The fire department will also lose a lot of water if you have a water supply problem. These services are essential to keep the city running smoothly, so it is best to know precisely what is happening and when.

If you need a water supply in Gainesville, Florida, you should be aware that an affordable water delivery service can help you out every step. If you are like most people and get your water from a well, you probably will not even think about getting any kind of water supply from anywhere else. You will just have to pay more to get it there, and this can end up being more expensive than you would have ever imagined, and you can end up having to spend thousands of dollars for a water supply just so you can have a clean drinking water supply. On top of that, you could end up with all kinds of water problems if you are not careful when getting water from anywhere. You should always make sure that you know where your water comes from before you even try to use it for anything, including your water heater.

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