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Utilities partners with CDC on water study

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is partnering with Pinellas County Utilities for the CDC Water and Health Study. The study, which is now underway, will take place over the next two years in Pinellas County Utilities’ water service areas.

It is part of a larger 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 has volunteered to work with the CDC on this project.

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

During the study, the CDC team will mail selected Pinellas County Utilities water customers a survey that asks them about their water use and health. Customers may also be contacted by phone or email.

The survey can either be completed on paper or online using a secure website. 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 a result of the study. Most water utility customers will not be contacted, and the study does not accept volunteers.

For additional information about the CDC Water and Health Study, visit www.cdc.gov/healthywater/study.html.

For more information about Pinellas County Utilities, visit www.pinellascounty.org/utilities.