Independent Lab Finds Safe Drinking Water at Stetson

Nicole Porther, Ph.D., visiting assistant professor of public health, worked with students in her Foundation of Environmental Health Sciences class to investigate drinking water at Stetson.

Update: The Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience will host a “flash forum” on the results of water quality testing at Stetson University on Wednesday, March 29, at the Rinker Environmental Learning Center from 6:30-8 p.m.

At the request of Stetson University, the city of DeLand and an independent certified laboratory tested the water in four buildings on campus and found the water is safe for drinking, and meets all state and federal requirements.

The city of DeLand collected water samples this month from Davis Hall, Flagler Hall, Sage Science Center and University Hall, including from water fountains and bathroom sinks, and sent the samples to the independent Pace Analytical Services’ laboratory. Those tests showed the samples meet all standards for safe drinking water, said Keith Riger, director of DeLand’s Public Services. [Read Article at Stetson Today]