Water-Related News

CDC partners with Pinellas County for water study

The Centers for Disease Control partnered with Pinellas County Utilities to launch the CDC Water and Health Study on Oct. 28. The study, which will take place over the next six months in Pinellas County Utilities’ water service areas, is part of a larger research project that will help public health researchers better understand the links between water use and health in communities across the United States. Pinellas County Utilities is volunteering to work with the CDC on this important project.

During the study, the CDC team will mail selected Pinellas County Utilities water customers a survey that asks about their water use and health. The survey can either be completed on paper or online using a secure website. Selected residents will not be contacted by phone or e-mail. Being selected for the study does not mean that there is anything unusual about water service in the area, and water service will not be changed in any way as result of the study. Most water utility customers will not be contacted.

“Pinellas County is pleased to partner with the CDC in this important project to improve understanding of water use and health in communities across the U.S.” said Robert M. Powell, director of the Pinellas County Utilities Water and Sewer division.