Mayor says water is 'perfectly' safe

Century hires firm to bring in compliance

“The water in Century is safe, we’ve been testing,” is how Century Mayor Luis Gomez addressed concerns voiced at the Century Town Council meeting Tuesday night prior to its approval to contract with U.S. Water for $33,360 to make repairs to its water system after the town has received a Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) consent order and two warning letters as part of an agency investigation preliminary to agency action in the last several months.

The letter received Jan. 30 referred to a sanitary survey inspection of the town’s water system performed Jan. 11, citing possibl...

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