The City of Cape Coral's Utilities Department is asking for help from customers who live in homes with copper pipe, or homes that have copper, brass or bronze fittings/fixtures.
The city is required to collect water samples from 125 homes that meet these parameters and are connected to the City's drinking water system.
The Florida Department of Health, Lee County, requires the city to collect samples from these homes and test for the presence of lead and copper.
The City is looking for customers to volunteer for the water sampling project, and there is no charge for the testing.
Samples will be collected only one time. Sample bottles will be dropped off and picked up by the City's Utilities workers.
If you are interested in assisting, send an email to Bob Woods, Chief Operator at the City's Southwest Reverse Osmosis Plant.
His email is firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition to your name, address and phone number, please include the following information in the email:
1) Year home was built
2) Whether the home has copper pipe or copper, brass or bronze fittings/fixtures
3) Whether the home is a single-family home or multi-family home (apartment, duplex, condo, town house)
For more information, please contact Bob Woods at (239) 574-0759.