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Is Pembroke Pines Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Yes! Generally Safe to Drink*

LAST UPDATED: 7:49 pm, July 28, 2022
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Can You Drink Tap Water in Pembroke Pines?

Yes, Pembroke Pines's tap water is generally considered safe to drink as Pembroke Pines 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, Pembroke Pines's water utility, City of Pembroke Pines, had 1 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 Pembroke Pines was resolved on Dec. 31, 2021. This assessment is based on the City of Pembroke Pines 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 Pembroke Pines Tap Water

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

Pembroke Pines 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 Pembroke Pines for Pembroke Pines in Florida. For more details please see the "What do these Violations Mean?" section below.

From Jan. 1, 2021 to Dec. 31, 2021, Pembroke Pines 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, Regular which falls into the Chemicals rule code group, and the Inorganic Chemicals rule code family for the following contaminant code: Nitrate.

From July 1, 2017 to Sept. 30, 2017, Pembroke Pines had 1 health-based Safe Drinking Water Act violation with the violation category being Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, more specifically, the violation code was Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average 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 code: TTHM.

From April 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017, Pembroke Pines had 1 health-based Safe Drinking Water Act violation with the violation category being Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, more specifically, the violation code was Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average 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 code: TTHM.

From Jan. 1, 2017 to March 31, 2017, Pembroke Pines had 1 health-based Safe Drinking Water Act violation with the violation category being Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, more specifically, the violation code was Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average 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 code: TTHM.

From Oct. 1, 2016 to Dec. 31, 2016, Pembroke Pines had 1 health-based Safe Drinking Water Act violation with the violation category being Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, more specifically, the violation code was Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average 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 code: TTHM.

For the compliance period beginning July 1, 2015, Pembroke Pines had 5 non-health based Safe Drinking Water Act violations 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 codes: E. COLI, E. COLI, E. COLI, E. COLI, E. COLI.

From July 1, 2015 to July 31, 2015, Pembroke Pines had 1 health-based Safe Drinking Water Act violation with the violation category being Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, more specifically, the violation code was Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) which falls into the Microbials rule code group, and the Total Coliform Rules rule code family for the following contaminant code: Coliform (TCR).

From July 1, 2015 to July 31, 2015, Pembroke Pines had 1 non-health based Safe Drinking Water Act violation with the violation category being Monitoring Violation, more specifically, the violation code was Monitoring, Routine (RTCR) which falls into the Microbials rule code group, and the Total Coliform Rules rule code family for the following contaminant code: Revised Total Coliform Rule.

For the compliance period beginning May 1, 2015, Pembroke Pines 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 Jan. 1, 2015 to Dec. 31, 2015, Pembroke Pines 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, Regular which falls into the Chemicals rule code group, and the Inorganic Chemicals rule code family for the following contaminant code: Nitrate.

From Sept. 1, 2014 to Sept. 30, 2014, Pembroke Pines 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, Routine Minor (TCR) which falls into the Microbials rule code group, and the Total Coliform Rules rule code family for the following contaminant code: Coliform (TCR).

From Aug. 1, 2014 to Aug. 31, 2014, Pembroke Pines had 2 health-based Safe Drinking Water Act violations with the violation category being Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, more specifically, the violation code was Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) which falls into the Microbials rule code group, and the Total Coliform Rules rule code family for the following contaminant codes: Coliform (TCR), Coliform (TCR).

For the compliance period beginning Dec. 1, 2011, Pembroke Pines 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.

Is there Lead in Pembroke Pines Water?

Based on the EPA’s ECHO Database, 90% of the samples taken from the Pembroke Pines water system, City of Pembroke Pines, between sample start date and sample end date, were at or below, 0.001 mg/L of lead in Pembroke Pines water. This is 6.7% of the 0.015 mg/L action level. This means 10% of the samples taken from Pembroke Pines contained more lead.

While Pembroke Pines water testing may have found 0.001 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 Pembroke Pines 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 Pembroke Pines 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 Pembroke Pines 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.

Pembroke Pines 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
01/01/2021 - 12/31/2021 Resolved No Monitoring and Reporting (MR) Monitoring, Regular (03) Nitrates (331) Nitrate (1040) Chemicals (300) Inorganic Chemicals (330)
07/01/2017 - 09/30/2017 Resolved Yes Maximum Contaminant Level Violation (MCL) Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average (02) Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (220) TTHM (2950) Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (200) Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (220)
04/01/2017 - 06/30/2017 Resolved Yes Maximum Contaminant Level Violation (MCL) Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average (02) Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (220) TTHM (2950) Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (200) Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (220)
01/01/2017 - 03/31/2017 Resolved Yes Maximum Contaminant Level Violation (MCL) Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average (02) Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (220) TTHM (2950) Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (200) Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (220)
10/01/2016 - 12/31/2016 Resolved Yes Maximum Contaminant Level Violation (MCL) Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average (02) Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (220) TTHM (2950) Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (200) Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (220)
07/01/2015 - Resolved No Monitoring and Reporting (MR) Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) (34) Ground Water Rule (140) E. COLI (3014) Microbials (100) Groundwater Rule (140)
07/01/2015 - Resolved No Monitoring and Reporting (MR) Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) (34) Ground Water Rule (140) E. COLI (3014) Microbials (100) Groundwater Rule (140)
07/01/2015 - Resolved No Monitoring and Reporting (MR) Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) (34) Ground Water Rule (140) E. COLI (3014) Microbials (100) Groundwater Rule (140)
07/01/2015 - Resolved No Monitoring and Reporting (MR) Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) (34) Ground Water Rule (140) E. COLI (3014) Microbials (100) Groundwater Rule (140)
07/01/2015 - 07/31/2015 Resolved Yes Maximum Contaminant Level Violation (MCL) Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) (22) Total Coliform Rule (110) Coliform (TCR) (3100) Microbials (100) Total Coliform Rules (110)
07/01/2015 - 07/31/2015 Resolved No Monitoring Violation (MON) Monitoring, Routine (RTCR) (3A) Revised Total Coliform Rule (111) Revised Total Coliform Rule (8000) Microbials (100) Total Coliform Rules (110)
07/01/2015 - Resolved No Monitoring and Reporting (MR) Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) (34) Ground Water Rule (140) E. COLI (3014) Microbials (100) Groundwater Rule (140)
05/01/2015 - Resolved No Monitoring and Reporting (MR) Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) (34) Ground Water Rule (140) E. COLI (3014) Microbials (100) Groundwater Rule (140)
01/01/2015 - 12/31/2015 Resolved No Monitoring and Reporting (MR) Monitoring, Regular (03) Nitrates (331) Nitrate (1040) Chemicals (300) Inorganic Chemicals (330)
09/01/2014 - 09/30/2014 Resolved No Monitoring and Reporting (MR) Monitoring, Routine Minor (TCR) (24) Total Coliform Rule (110) Coliform (TCR) (3100) Microbials (100) Total Coliform Rules (110)
08/01/2014 - 08/31/2014 Resolved Yes Maximum Contaminant Level Violation (MCL) Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) (22) Total Coliform Rule (110) Coliform (TCR) (3100) Microbials (100) Total Coliform Rules (110)
08/01/2014 - 08/31/2014 Resolved Yes Maximum Contaminant Level Violation (MCL) Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Acute (TCR) (21) Total Coliform Rule (110) Coliform (TCR) (3100) Microbials (100) Total Coliform Rules (110)
12/01/2011 - Resolved No Monitoring and Reporting (MR) Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) (34) Ground Water Rule (140) E. COLI (3014) Microbials (100) Groundwater Rule (140)

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.

Pembroke Pines Water - Frequently Asked Questions

HOW TO READ THE TABLES
You may find unfamiliar terms and abbreviations in the water quality analysis table. To help you understand these terms, please see the following definitions. AcƟon Level (AL): The concentration of contaminants which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements that a water system must follow. LocaƟonal Running Annual Average (LRAA): The average of analytical results for samples taken at a particular monitoring location during the previous four calendar quarters. Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL): The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as closed 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.
HOW DO I CONTACT PEMBROKE PINES CUSTOMER SERVICE?
To contact customer service for the Pembroke Pines water provider, City of Pembroke Pines, please use the information below.
By Phone: 954-518-9040
By Mail: 8300 S. PALM DR.
PEMBROKE PINES, FL, 33025
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HOW TO START & STOP PEMBROKE PINES WATER SERVICE
Starting Your Service

Moving to a new house or apartment in Pembroke Pines means you will often need to put the water in your name with City of Pembroke Pines. 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 Pembroke Pines means you will likely need to take your name off of the water bill with City of Pembroke Pines. 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 Pembroke Pines Tap Water Safe to Drink? Tap water & safety quality

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.78 in USD (1.5-liter)

USER SUBMITTED RATINGS

Pembroke Pines tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 1% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 75% High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 99% Very High
  • Water Quality 25% Low

The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Pembroke Pines, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).

Related FAQS

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

The City of Pembroke Pines is pleased to provide you with this year’s Annual Water Quality Report, based on data com- piled from water quality sampling January 1 through December 31, 2020. We want to keep you informed about the quality water and services we have delivered to you over the past year. Our goal is and always has been, to provide to you a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. The City of Pembroke Pines strives to create a community with

a high quality of life, where citizens can live, work and raise their families safely. As such, we want you to under- stand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources.

We are pleased to report that our drinking water meets all federal and state requirements.

ABOUT LEAD

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

WHERE YOUR WATER COMES FROM

 

Pembroke Pines is responsible for provid-

ing high quality drinking water but cannot

control the variety of materials used in plumb-

Our water source is ground water wells drawing from the

ing components. When your water has been

Biscayne Aquifer between 90 and 144 feet, which is then

sitting for several hours, you can minimize the

softened, filtered, and chlorinated for disinfection. Fluoride

potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30

seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or

is added to the water for dental health purposes.

 

 

cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you

 

 

may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in

HOW WE ENSURE YOUR

 

drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize

 

 

or at http://www.epa.gov/safewater/lead.

 

 

exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline 800-26-4791

DRINKING WATER IS SAFE

 

 

 

We routinely monitor for contaminants in your drinking

 

 

 

water according to Federal and State laws, rules, and regula-

 

 

 

tions. Except where indicated otherwise, this report is based

 

 

ANNUAL DRINKING

on the results of our monitoring for the period of January 1 to

 

 

December 31, 2020. Data obtained before January 1, 2020

 

 

WATER QUALITY

and presented in this report are from the most recent testing

 

 

done in accordance with the laws, rules, and regulations.

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2020

 

As authorized and approved by the U.S. Environmental

 

Protection Agency, the State of Florida has reduced monitor-

 

ing requirements for certain contaminants to less often than

 

 

 

once per year because the concentrations of these contami-

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nants are not expected to vary significantly. As a result, some

 

of our data is more than one year old.

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ANNUAL DRINKING

SOURCE WATER

 

ASSESSMENT PLAN

 

WATER QUALITY

 

In 2020, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection

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with low to high concern. The assessment results are available on

2020

 

 

(FDEP) performed a Source Water Assessment on our system and

 

 

a search of the data source indicated 10 sources of contamination

 

 

 

the FDEP Source Water Assessment and Protection Program

 

 

 

website at https://fldep.dep.state.fl.us/swapp/.

For Customers with Special Health Concerns

 

Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than

 

the general population. Immuno-compromised persons such as persons

ADDITIONAL

with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have under-

 

gone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune

HEALTH INFORMATION

system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particular-

ly at risk from infections. These people should seek

The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes,

advice about drinking water from their health care

streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land

providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate

or through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive

means to lessen the risk of infection by

 

 

material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity.

Cryptosporidium and other microbiological

 

 

Contaminants that may be present in source water include:

contaminants are available from the Safe

 

 

(A) Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment

Drinking Water Hotline 800-426-4791.

 

 

plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife.

 

 

  1. Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally occurring or result from urban stormwater runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or

farming.

(C) Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff, and residential uses.

  1. 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.

  1. Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.
    In order 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 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 necessar- ily indicate that the water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants

and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the EPA’s Safe Drinkingn Water Hotlineo at 800-426-4791.

How to Read the Tables

You may find unfamiliar terms and abbreviations in the water quality analysis table. To help you understand these terms, please see the following definitions. AcƟon Level (AL): The concentration of contaminants which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements that a water system must follow.

LocaƟonal Running Annual Average (LRAA): The average of analytical results for samples taken at a particular monitoring location during the previous four calendar quarters.

Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL): The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as closed 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 disinfec- tant 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 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. ND: Means not detected and indicates that the substance was not found by laboratory analysis

RAA: Means running annual average.

N/A: Means not applicable.

pCi/L: Picocuries per liter is a measure of the radioactivity in water.

ppm: Parts per million or milligrams per liter (mg/L) is one part by weight of analyte to one million parts by weight of the water sample.

ppb: Parts per billion or micrograms per liter (μg/L) is one part by weight of analyte to one billion parts by weight of the water sample.

Contaminants


City of Pembroke Pines

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: 160000
  • Data available: 2012-2017
  • Data Source: Groundwater
  • Total: 15

Contaminants That Exceed Guidelines

  • Arsenic
  • Chromium (hexavalent)
  • Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)

Other Detected Contaminants

  • Aluminum
  • Barium
  • Chlorate
  • Chlorodifluoromethane
  • Chromium (total)
  • Dichloromethane (methylene chloride)
  • Fluoride
  • Haloacetic acids (HAA5)
  • Molybdenum
  • Nitrate
  • 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.

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Pembroke Pines Tap Water

The Pembroke Pines area of Florida is known for two main things: seafood and golf. A trip down Pembroke Pines county road is just not complete without stopping at a gas station or restaurant to grab a bite to eat, fill up and drive off. But did you know that the water coming from your tap is probably not what you think it is? If you look into the many options of public water filtration systems in the area, you will find nothing to worry about.

Why do you think Pembroke Pines is known as the County Seat? This was probably done on purpose. The reason being that all of the water sources run through a human-made sewer line that goes under a road. So now, when you turn that water on, you are turning your back on Mother Nature. She has a way of getting things done, and we have to follow her course. And if you are one of those folks who want their water anyhow, then, by all means, get a filtration system that will take the guesswork out of the equation.

Some of the many choices for your Pembroke Pines water include chlorine-based filters, ion exchange, distillation, reverse osmosis, and a whole house filter. These options can be installed on your own, or you can have them professionally installed. It all depends on your personal preference and the amount of money you want to spend. If you are concerned with making your water, you may want to have a professional install it for you since it is a very detailed job. On the other hand, if you are the type of person who wants something simple and easy to operate, there are options there too!

Pembroke Pines Drinking Water

If you have not heard of Pembroke Pines drinking water, then you might have been missing out on some great summertime activities. This area sits right in the heart of Florida and is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and the Gulf of Mexico to the south. The gulf waters are filled with an assortment of shellfish, including clams, mussels, and other marine creatures that provide schools of fish for the residents of this area. Pembroke Pines becomes a popular spot for dolphin tours, water skiing, and dolphin watching in the summer months. In addition to all of these activities, Pembroke Pines also offers various fine dining experiences, from waterfront cafes to five-star restaurants.

If you live in or around Pembroke Pines, you are lucky enough to have clean tap water that comes from your local treatment facility. However, suppose you want to make sure that your drinking water is genuinely free of any contaminants. In that case, it is recommended that you invest in a top-of-the-line water purification system. A water purification system can make the difference between you and your family enjoying a refreshing glass of water each day or risking health because your water contains dangerous amounts of impurities.

The Pembroke Pines water purification system is available for purchase and installation. Suppose you are interested in having your water tested to find out which contaminants you may be removing. In that case, there is also a mobile water testing unit available for in-home use. The portable unit is perfect for those who don’t want to waste time and money installing a water purification system taking a few months to work. The system works by attaching to the faucet and filtering water before it reaches your glass. After installing the water purification system, you can enjoy delicious fresh Pembroke Pines drinking water all year long.

Pembroke Pines Water Quality

The City of Pembroke Pines in Florida is the local area where people from throughout the state and country come to visit, shop, and vacation. It is also one of the hottest real estate markets in the nation, with plenty of new development on the market. In addition to being a popular destination for tourists, Pembroke Pines is popular among home buyers due to the excellent water quality maintained within the community. With an effective stormwater management plan in place, the water quality within the community is among the best in the state. This means that you can enjoy a pleasant water taste whenever you take a water break at one of the several restaurants, public parks, or any other water feature located in the community.

When it comes to stormwater runoff, the stormwater that flows into the community’s water system is handled by two different stormwater specialists duly licensed by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. The first stormwater specialist is responsible for installing water management equipment around the community, such as water sprinklers, infiltration barriers, and the like. The second specialist maintains Pembroke Pines water quality standards by evaluating samples taken from homes and business customers and determining which steps need to be taken to preserve the water quality. Both specialists have detailed knowledge of how stormwater is managed in the area and can guide you on what steps to take to improve your community’s water quality.

Stormwater runoff poses a significant threat to the quality of the local Pembroke Pines water supply, as it contains a range of pollutants that have the potential to make Pembroke Pines residents sick. Among the contaminants that can impact the water source are sediment, metals, pesticides, bacteria, fungus, dirt, and more. Although most of these contaminants are generally found in groundwater, some can find their way to the groundwater through drains and other sources and even through everyday activities. Suppose you are concerned about how your drinking water quality is affected. In that case, you should consider consulting with a local professional water quality attorney to learn more about your local watershed situation.

Water in Pembroke Pines

Water in Pembroke Pines can be a severe problem during the summer months, but you must first understand that it can and does affect your property. The water in your well could mean that mold is growing, or the water could have come from a broken water line. If you find that your water is dirty or has an unpleasant odor, this may be a sign that you leak your well or other plumbing. This would be a severe problem, and you should contact a local water repair company right away. It may not be a significant problem, but it will cost you a lot of money to repair the water line or replace it with a new one.

The pipes under your sink can also be a source of water in Pembroke Pines. If you sink your faucet any more profound than is normal, this can cause water to escape. The water that escapes could have come from a crack in the sink, a faulty flapper valve, or even a plugged gasket. When you notice any leaking from under your sink, you should immediately turn off the water and consult a professional water repair company. They can recommend a course of action to take.

If you have found water damage in your property, you must contact a local expert as soon as possible. Leaving the water alone can cause irreparable damage that will end up being very costly. Some of the more severe forms of water damage, such as those that stem from freezing and flooding, can make permanent structural changes in your home and will require extensive repairs. Water in Pembroke Pines can be a severe problem that you must deal with as quickly as possible.

Pembroke Pines Water Utility

The Pembroke Pines water utility company is responsible for providing clean, filtered water for all of the residents of the Pembroke Pines community. They have pipelines that bring the water to each of the homes and businesses in the area. The company does not install any water heaters, dishwashers, or any other devices that take water from the site and deliver it to the different customers. This helps the Pembroke Pines area residents avoid expensive water heaters that would be placed on their roofs.

The Pembroke Pines water utility company also has a recycling center. Any household interested in using the Pembroke Pines recycled water must contact the company to schedule a pickup. All of the household appliances in the home can use recycled water, which is accessible to them. No one in the family will ever know that the water came from a recycling center, as it will appear to be clean. Every drop of water collected and transported into the city’s water system poses no risk to the residents of the Pembroke Pines area.

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