Titusville Water System Maintenance to Begin March 12
TITUSVILLE, FL - (March 7, 2018) – Titusville will begin a chlorine dosing of its entire water distribution system on Monday, March 12. The dosing is being performed as a maintenance procedure to ensure that Titusville maintains its high quality drinking water standards. The March dosing marks the beginning of a maintenance initiative that will include the chlorine dosing of the water distribution system each year.
“The chlorine dosing is being performed as part of our new maintenance initiative to perform a dosing every year,” said Sean Stauffer, Titusville’s Water Resources Director. “We want to ensure our customers receive the highest quality drinking water possible.”
The dosing will be performed over a twelve-week period (from March 12 through June 3) and will include the flushing of mains throughout the water system. During the dosing, Titusville water customers may experience a change in both the taste and smell of their water, as the dosing requires changing the drinking water treatment process from using chloramines (a combination of ammonia and chlorine) to using free chlorine. After the chlorine dosing is completed, the City will return to its normal treatment process using chloramines.
Titusville’s water will remain safe for drinking, cooking, bathing, and 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. Customers with specific questions or concerns should call the Chlorine Dosing Hotline at (321) 567-3878.