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Titusville Develops Water for the Future
Wellfield Goes On Line – New Economical, Sustainable Water Supply for Titusville Residents
TITUSVILLE, FL - (September 13, 2012) – September marks a new beginning for the City of Titusville as the newly developed Area IV Wellfield goes on line. For the initial startup, approximately 245,000 gallons of raw water per day will flow from the wellfield to Titusville’s Mourning Dove Water Treatment Plant where it will be treated to drinking water quality.
The Area IV Wellfield was developed by Titusville and Farmton Water Resources through a public-private company known as TIFA, LLC. Sean Stauffer, Titusville’s Water Resources Director and TIFA Manager, expressed his excitement at the startup of the wellfield. “When we began start-up tests this summer, it was exciting to see the water coming into the plant. Bringing this wellfield online will help to ensure that Titusville will be able to meet the drinking water needs of its current and future customers.” According to Stauffer, the 245,000 gallons per day of water is just the initial flow from the wellfield. “When Phase I of the wellfield is completed,” explained Stauffer, “We should be getting 750,000 gallons of water per day from the wellfield.” Phase I is anticipated to be finalized by late fall.
At the Mourning Dove treatment plant, water from the new wellfield will be blended with water from the City’s existing two wellfields. The new wellfield, located in northwest Brevard County, pumps water from the Floridan Aquifer; while, Titusville’s two other wellfields pump from the Surficial Aquifer. According to Mark Ryan, Titusville’s City Manager, “Developing this wellfield was an economical solution to the drinking water needs for our area. We were able to access another water source (the Floridan Aquifer),
yet we were able to use our current treatment process and facility.”
The Area IV Wellfield is expected to provide 2.75 mgd of water when Phase II of wellfield’s development is completed in 2014.