“A new report from the Palm Beach County Office of Inspector General (OIG) revealed the City of Delray Beach failed to disclose to the Florida Department of Health that a resident possibly got sick from drinking water mixed with reclaimed water.
A whistleblower report had been submitted to the City of Delray Beach in 2019, claiming the tap water was making residents sick. This prompted the state to begin investigating the water quality in Delray Beach. The Health Department then sent a warning letter to the city in September 2020, saying “possible violations” could result in penalties. In October 2020, a report published by an environmental watchdog group called Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, or “PEER,” showed an alarming level of “forever chemicals” found in the city‘s drinking water.”