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Water Quality Titusville’s Primary Focus
TITUSVILLE, FL - (January 31, 2017) – Providing the highest quality water possible to its water consumers is the primary focus of the City of Titusville’s Water Resources Department. To ensure that quality, Titusville began a chlorine dosing of its entire distribution system on December 12. Although originally anticipated to be completed by February 3, the dosing will continue through mid-March. The flushing of mains throughout the water system will also be continued during this period. Chlorine dosing is a common maintenance practice used by utilities.
Titusville Chlorine Dosing Update
During the dosing, Titusville’s drinking water treatment process has changed from using chloramines (a combination of ammonia and chlorine) to using free chlorine. Due to this change, 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 remains safe for drinking, cooking, bathing, and other everyday uses during the dosing. The dosing has been and continues to be performed in compliance with all applicable Florida Department of Environmental Protection regulations, with water quality monitored throughout the process.
Persons currently undergoing dialysis or with a compromised immune system should consult their health care provider to determine whether the change in disinfection will affect their treatment. In addition, anyone who has a fish tank or pond (including grocery stores, restaurants, and bait shops) that uses City water should contact a pet or aquarium professional to determine the need for any adjustments to their aquariums.
Titusville Water Resources 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.