Public Information Officer
Beware of Marketing Ploy Related to Water Testing
Nassau County, Florida, November 23, 2020 – The Nassau County Sheriff’s Office has received reports from residents indicating that water testing kits have been left in or near their mailboxes. Some of these residents have expressed that they felt they were required to complete and return them.
Please be advised that Nassau County Government has not distributed these tests. This appears to be a marketing ploy from private water treatment suppliers who hope to sell water purifying kits to homeowners.
It’s important to note that all water service providers are mandated by the Safe Water Drinking Act to publish a Drinking Water Quality Report annually on their websites. To review those reports, you would need to visit the website of the water utility that services your address or contact them by phone and request that they send you a copy.
Property owners who utilize a well can visit the Florida Department of Health’s website at www.floridahealth.gov/environmental-health/private-well-testing to learn more about well water quality. If you are concerned that you have an issue, you can also contact your local Nassau County Health Department’s Environmental Health Division at (904) 875-6100.