According to the university, UCF's water is still safe.

UCF has released the annual consumer confidence report for 2015, which is based on periodic testing of the campus water supply.

According to the report, testing officials found almost negligible amounts of lead, copper, inorganic contaminants and radiological contaminants. Disinfectant byproducts, which have caused problems in UCF's water supply in the past, also fall well within the recommended ranges.

In December 2014, the university issued a statement notifying students that the water system had exceeded recommended levels of disinfectant byproducts, which are compounds created when disinfectant chemicals like chlorine react with naturally occurring organic compounds in water.

In a March 2016 interview, UCF Utilities Supervisor Larry Eflin explained that the problem resulted from water sitting in pipes for too long. Eflin also said that the levels of disinfectant byproducts that caused the violation weren't dangerous and that he had already taken steps to address the issue.

The water quality report for 2016 will be released next June.


Alex Storer is the Entertainment Editor of the Central Florida Future. You can reach him at

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