City of Florence announces release of 2017 water quality report to public


The City of Florence Water Quality Report for 2016 is now available.

Copies are available at www.ci.florence.or.us/publicworks/2017-water-quality-report as a downloadable PDF. Paper copies will only be mailed by request or a copy can be picked up at the Public Works Operations Center at 2675 Kingwood Street.

“The City of Florence works hard to ensure that our water not only complies, but exceeds state and federal drinking water standards,” said Public Works Director Mike Miller. “In addition, the City continues to be recognized as an outstanding performer by the Oregon Health Authority, Drinking Water Services. This report shows our efforts are working.”

As a water supplier, the City is required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide an annual Consumer Confidence Report.

Commonly known as a Water Quality Report, it provides water quality data from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2017.

The report also informs customers of the location of the City’s water sources, the City’s source water protection programs, if there are any contaminants in the drinking water as well as the water analysis undertaken to ensure that the water delivered is safe and of the highest quality.

“Florence’s dunal aquifer system is the only one of its kind in the State of Oregon,” said Miller. “Protecting it and providing our residents with high quality drinking water is our top priority.”

In addition to the legally required language, the 2017 version includes information regarding source water protection, fun and informative water facts, a chart displaying daily water production as well as a water cycle activity for kids.

The 2017 edition also provides information regarding Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG for short) and how this substance can create partial or complete blockages in the sewer system.

To request a paper or electronic copy of the 2017 Water Quality Report, contact Public Works at 541-997-4106.

To download an electronic copy visit www.ci.florence.or.us/publicworks/2017-water-quality- report.


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