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Water Quality Titusville’s Primary Focus - Chlorine Dosing

Water Quality Titusville’s Primary Focus
Water System Maintenance to Begin in December
 
TITUSVILLE, FL - (November 28, 2016) – Providing the highest quality water possible to its water consumers is the primary focus for City of Titusville Water Resources Department. To ensure that quality, Titusville will begin a chlorine dosing of its entire distribution system on Monday, December 12. The dosing will be performed over an eight-week period (from December 12, 2016 through February 3, 2017) and will include the flushing of mains throughout the water system.
   
“Titusville has great drinking water,” said Sean Stauffer, Titusville’s Water Resources Director. “We want to ensure that quality. Chlorine dosing is a common maintenance practice that will help us to do that. We are also combining the dosing with system flushing, which improves our water distribution system, and in turn enhances the quality of the water our customers receive.” During the dosing, Titusville’s drinking water treatment process will change from using chloramines (a combination of ammonia and chlorine) to using free chlorine. An additional chlorination point on the south end of the city will also be established. Due to these changes, Titusville water customers may experience a slight change in both the taste and smell of their water. After the chlorine dosing is completed, the City will return to using chloramines as its normal method of disinfection treatment.
 
Titusville’s water will remain safe to drink, to cook with, to bathe in, and for other everyday uses during the dosing. The dosing will be performed in compliance with all applicable Florida Department of Environmental Protection regulations; and, water quality will be monitored throughout the process.
  
Persons currently undergoing dialysis or with a compromised immune system should consult their health care provider prior to the dosing to determine whether the change in disinfection will affect their treatment. In addition, anyone who has a fish tank or pond (including grocery stores and restaurants with lobster tanks and bait shops with fish containers) that uses City water should contact a pet or aquarium professional to determine the need for any adjustments to their aquariums.
 
Titusville appreciates the cooperation of its customers during the dosing process. Information on the chlorine dosing is available at www.titusville.com. Customers with specific questions or concerns should call the Chlorine Dosing Hotline at (321) 567-3878.

 



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