Government Watchdog Says State, DEP Misleading Public About Drinking Water Quality

From: Naples Daily News

“Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, or PEER, released a report last week that says more than half of the state’s drinking water facilities have violations that aren’t being reported to the public by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, or DEP. “There’s not but a couple of explanations: either they didn’t have the data and they’re making these numbers up or they have the data and the data really doesn’t bear out what they’re claiming,” said Jerry Phillips, a former DEP attorney who compiled the PEER report.”

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