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The Federal Consumer Confidence Report Rule requires
suppliers of water that serve community water systems to provide
consumer confidence reports (CCR) to their customers. These reports
are also known as annual water quality reports or drinking water
quality reports. The remaining public water systems in the U.S. are
not required to provide CCRs.
The CCR summarizes information regarding sources used (i.e., rivers,
lakes, reservoirs, or aquifers) any detected contaminants,
compliance and educational information.
The reports are due to customers and the Department by July 1st of
each year. The Certification of Delivery (COD) form is due to the
Department by August 10th of each year.
In January 2013, the EPA issued a memorandum clarifying the delivery
methods for the CCR Rule to include electronic delivery.
The Rule currently requires that each comminity water system (CWS)
mail or directly deliver the CCR. The EPA has identified two
different approaches that would be allowed to provide electronic
delivery of CCRs.
Paper CCR delivery with a customer option to request an electronic
Electronic CCR delivery with a customer option to request a paper
FRWA CCR Template and
Instructions Word format [498 kb]
FRWA CCR Template and
Instructions .pdf format [272 kb]
NOTE: Please pay close attention to the CCR
template to determine which results you may have to convert from lab
reported result units into the correct CCR reporting units. For example,
if your lab reports a Lead or Chromium result as 0.012 mg/l or ppm
(parts per million), the correct CCR unit result is 12.0 ug/l or ppb
(parts per billion). Each contaminant has its own particular CCR unit as
shown in the CCR template and instructions. The template also gives
instructions on how to do the conversions.
COD Template .pdf format [61.7 kb]
NOTE: The COD template has been updated to include
electronic delivery as a CCR distribution method.
Below is a table that contains links
to files with data you'll need to complete the Consumer Confidence
Please note: You may have to include detected contaminant
data that are up to five years old if that contaminant was detected in
the most recent round of sampling. This is the reason why several years
of data are included in the data files below. Please remember to check
each year for results that must be reported in the CCR.
This program is meant to ensure that your drinking water
is safe, not just at the tap, but at its source. The
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is
initiating the SWAPP as part of the federal Safe
Drinking Water Act (SDWA).
The water that surrounds us - lakes, rivers, streams,
and aquifers - makes up our drinking water sources.
These source waters can be threatened by potential
contaminants such as hazardous chemicals, stormwater
runoff, waste disposal sites and underground storage
tanks. It is a national priority to protect these
sources and ensure safe drinking water for citizens.
SWAPP was created to protect these vital resources.
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