Soto Calls on Wheeler to Test Water Safety in St. Cloud

March 2, 2020
Press Release

Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09) asked Administrator Andrew Wheeler if the Environmental Protection Agency can test the safety of water in St. Cloud. The request comes after residents of St. Cloud reported seeing orange and brown sediment in the water coming out of faucets and in other water systems throughout their homes. 


The exchange occurred during a hearing for the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.


Rep. Soto asked, “Can we count on the EPA to come in to test the water in St. Cloud, Florida?”


EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler responded, “Yes. I will follow up with my Region 4 Regional Administrator in Orlando that oversees Florida, and make sure that gets fixed.”


A video of their exchange can be found here.





Congressman Darren Soto represents Florida’s 9th District in the U.S. House of Representatives, which includes Osceola County, as well as parts of Orange and Polk counties.
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