The City of Titusville, Florida / Water Resources / NewsThe Water We Drink
TITUSVILLE, FL - (June 18, 2009) – Does your drinking water meet state and federal regulations? What kind of conservation programs does your water utility offer? For Titusville water customers the answers to these questions and more are available in The Water We Drink, the 2008 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report for the City of Titusville, Florida.
“We are Titusville’s water utility and we want our water consumers to know about the quality of water we deliver and the services that we provide,” explained Raynetta Curry Grant, Titusville’s Water Resources Director when asked about the report. “We value our customers and want them to be informed about their water system.”
This year’s report includes information on where Titusville’s water comes from, as well as how it is treated. In addition, the report highlights Titusville’s water conservation programs. According to Maureen Phillips, Water Resources’ Community Programs Coordinator, “There is a page on outside irrigation to help residents understand some of the recent changes to our irrigation schedules. We have also included information on two of our most popular conservation programs: the Showerhead Exchange and the Toilet Retrofit Rebate Program.”
A new element in this year’s report is a question and answer page. “In the past, some residents have asked us why the report is mailed versus just posted on the website or whether they need the water “purification” devices that they see advertised. We created the page in order to provide the answers right up front, so that all the readers would have a better understanding of the report,” noted Phillips. For example, she explained that a copy of the report was posted on Titusville’s website; but that federal and state law required community water systems that serve more than 10,000 persons to mail a copy of the report to each of their billing customers. As for purification devices, she said that consumers should exercise caution when purchasing any device that connects into their water system and that Titusville’s water meets or exceeds all federal and state standards for safe drinking water
Titusville water customers will be receiving copies of The Water We Drink in their mail within the next two weeks. Additional copies of the report are available through the Water Resources Conservation Office at 383-5669. The report is also posted on the City’s website at www.titusville.com on the Water Resources Department’s page.