Water Quality Reports - CCR
The City of Dania Beach provides water to over 30,000 residents and visitors each year.
The quality of Dania Beach’s drinking water has earned the City numerous honors:
- Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers (FICE) Engineering Excellence 2012 Grand Award
- FICE’s Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) recognized Dania Beach for innovative projects and studies.
- Florida Design-Build Honor Award in the Water/Wastewater Category / Award presented to projects that demonstrate successful application of design-build best practices as defined by the DBIA Design-Build Manual of Practice
“We at The City of Dania Beach work around the clock to provide the highest possible water quality to every customer tap that is bacteriologically sound as well as aesthetically pleasing,” said Philip W Skidmore.
The City of Dania Beach makes every effort to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources. We are committed to insuring the quality of your water. We ask that all our customers help us protect our water sources which are the heart of our community, our way of life and our children’s future.
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.
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. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires monitoring of over 80 drinking water contaminants. Those contaminants listed in the Water Quality Reports are the only contaminants detected in your drinking water. 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 1-800-426-4791.
About Dania Beach Water
Source of The Dania Beach drinking water.
The Biscayne Aquifer is the main source of water for the City of Dania Beach. The City has two wells that draw water from the Biscayne Aquifer from 60 feet below the surface. The Biscayne Aquifer water is very hard and has some color, so the City softens it in their water treatment plant before distributing it to your home. The City is in the process of looking for a new well site and will be installing back-up power in the event of outages or storms. The City also gets water from Broward County's regional well field to treat. This is also Biscayne Aquifer water and also requires softening and color reduction.
Dania Beach water is filtered and extensively tested for impurities.
The Public Services Department maintains a testing program that exceeds state and federal regulations. We test for pesticides, heavy metals, bacteria, volatile organic compounds, etc. Testing is conducted at various locations within our system.
Bottled water is not necessarily safer or healthier to drink than tap water.
The safety of bottled water and tap water initially depends on the source of the water. Monitoring and source protection, treatment and testing ultimately determine the quality of the finished product. For the first time, the 1996 Authorization of the Safe Drinking Water Act requires that bottled water be monitored and tested in the same rigorous manner that tap water has been subject to for years. Your tap water consistently meets drinking water standards, it is not necessary to use either bottled water or a home water treatment device to have safe water to drink. 50% of bottled water manufacturers get their water from the same sources as municipal water departments. Bottled water costs about 1,000 times more than tap water and most of that pays for product packaging and advertising. Because bottled water is not required to be date stamped, its quality can deteriorate over time. Any bacteria in the water at the time of bottling can continue to grow.
In recent years, the popularity of bottled water has increased dramatically. There are approximately 700 brands of bottled water sold in the United States alone. The most common kinds are spring water, mineral water, purified water, sparkling water, and well water. Considered a food product, bottled water is regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), while tap water, a utility product, is regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The re-authorized Safe Drinking Water Act of 1996 requires that the FDA establish regulations for bottled water equivalent to those for tap water.