2020 Consumer Confidence Report

Picture of hands holding water dropWe are pleased to present the City of Oldsmar’s 2020 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report. This report is designed to inform all City of Oldsmar water customers about the quality of water and services we deliver to you every day. Our goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. This report will help you to understand the efforts made to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our limited water resources.

  1. Water Conservation
  2. Water source
  3. source water assessment

Drop Savers poster contest winner Division 3The City of Oldsmar relies on you, our valued customers, to help in the efforts to conserve our precious water resources. There are many ways to conserve water. Check for leaks, install low flow faucets and shower heads, irrigate only when needed, and use reclaimed water for irrigation if service is available in your neighborhood.

For information on how you can conserve water, refer to the Water Sustainability page.

  1. sources of potential contamination
  2. compliance monitoring
  3. water quality analysis results

Picture of water pipesThe 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.

Contaminants that may be present in source water include:

  • Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife.
  • Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be   naturally occurring or result from urban stormwater runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming.
  • Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff, and residential uses.
  • Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of           industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff, and   septic systems.
  • Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining   activities.

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.

  1. lead in drinking water
  2. vulnerable population
  3. terms and abbreviations

Picture of water filter systemIf present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. The City of Oldsmar Public Water System is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential of lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested.

  1. Johna Jahn

    Assistant Public Works Director

  2. Sammy Cruz

    Chief Operator Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment

  3. Janice 'Nan' Bennett

    Public Works Director

To obtain a paper copy of this report please call Oldsmar Utilities at 813-749-1226.