Getting a clearer picture of Water Quality
St. Petersburg, Fla. (December 28, 2017) -- Everything you’ve always wanted to know about St. Petersburg’s Water Quality can be found in the latest Water Quality Report Card.
An exhaustive document detailing the rationale, rubric and review of recent enhancements to the testing protocol for water quality represents the required elements of a Consent Order (OGC No. 16-1280) from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). As part of that order, the City of St. Petersburg is developing a detailed Water Quality Monitoring Assessment Report – and providing the data and documentation for the Water Quality Report Card.
“It’s an opportunity to share what we know now,” said Interim Water Resources Director John Palenchar. “It also helps us plan for further fact-finding in the future.”
The Report Card presents information for two central themes related to water quality – Environmental Health and Human Health. It also shows how the city has implemented a series of water quality monitoring programs that provide critical insight into the status and trend of water quality.
“This is all a part of keeping our residents and visitors well-informed,” said Claude Tankersley, Public Works Administrator for the City of St. Petersburg. “Water is our most precious natural resource.”
For more information on water quality issues, and quality testing in St. Petersburg, this city web page is always updated and available: http://www.stpete.org/water/waterquality.php