2018 water quality report released by Water Association

March 22, 2019
By Marcy Shortuse

SUBMITTED BY THE GASPARILLA ISLAND WATER ASSOCIATION – Gasparilla Island Water Association, Inc.’s 2018 Water Quality Report is now available online at www.mygiwa.com/2018CCR.pdf.
This report is designed to inform our membership about the sources and quality of their drinking water.
GIWA is pleased to report that GIWA’s water meets or exceeds all Federal (EPA) and State-established drinking water quality standards.
The report is available online, but if any members would like a copy mailed to them, please contact GIWA at 964-2423.
GIWA must follow EPA guidance to notify their users of the availability of the report; however, that notification can be a little alarming. Your next three monthly bills will include a flier that states nine contaminants were detected in your drinking water.
Drinking water, including bottled water, is expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants.
To ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the EPA has regulations that limit the amount of contaminants in water provided by public water systems. The Federal Drug and Food Administration regulates bottled water.
As you can see from the chart, GIWA’s water is well within the maximum contaminant level for those nine contaminants reported in 2018.
For more information about these contaminants and your drinking water, please see our complete 2018 Water Quality Report at mygiwa.com/2018CCR.pdf or contact GIWA, and we will be happy to mail you a copy.
If you have any questions about this report, please contact Bonnie Pringle at 964-2423.