Pinellas County, Florida -- The Centers for Disease Control
partnered with Pinellas County Utilities to launch the CDC Water and
Health Study on October 28.
The study, which will take place over
the next six months in Pinellas County Utilities' water service areas,
is part of a larger research 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 is
volunteering to work with the CDC on this important project.
the study, the CDC team will mail selected Pinellas County Utilities
water customers a survey that asks about their water use and health. The
survey can either be completed on paper or online using a secure
website. Selected residents will not be contacted by phone or e-mail.
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 result of the study. Most water utility customers
will not be contacted.
"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.
For additional information about the CDC Water and Health Study, visit http://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/study.html.