City releases annual water quality report

Biloxi residents have known for years that they have some of the lowest water, sewer and garbage rates of any community in the state, and a new report confirms that the city’s drinking water meets or exceeds federal and state requirements.

The city’s Annual Report on the Quality of Drinking Water, a scorecard mandated by the state Department of Health, will be mailed to the city’s 13,430 water customers and will be published in The Biloxi-D’Iberville Press. A copy of the new report -– and reports for previous years — can also be seen online.

The four-page consumer-confidence report provides “detailed information on the quality of water and related services, and determines the overall susceptibility that the source of our water faces from identified potential contaminants.”

Biloxi’s municipal water is provided by a series of city-maintained wells located throughout the community.

Read the reports: To see a link to the 2012 repoort — and to see an archive of previous reports —
click here.

Compare the bills: To see a comparison of water, sewer and garbage fees for Gulf Coast communities, click here.