CDC doing water and health study with Pinellas Utilities
Suncoast News staff report
Published: November 14, 2013
Updated: November 18, 2013 at 02:48 PM
CLEARWATER — Pinellas County Utilities water customers may be asked to participate in survey about their water use and health over the next six months. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention joined forces with the utilities department to launch the CDC Water and Health Study late last month. The study is part of a larger research project that is intended to help public health researchers better understand the links between water use and health in communities across the country, a county press release states. Residents receiving the survey can complete it on paper or online using a secure website. The county is stressing that being selected to take part in the survey does not mean there is anything unusual about the area’s water service.
“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. More information about the CDC Water and Health Study can be found at http://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/study.html.