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Enhanced Water Quality Report Delivery
Reduces Costs & Improves Access
Understanding Your Water
TITUSVILLE, FL - (June 6, 2013) – Titusville is excited to announce to its water customers that this year, the 2013 edition of its annual water quality report, The Water We Drink
, will be available directly on the web at titusville.com/ccr. As a result of recent EPA guidance, the City of Titusville is no longer required to mail this report to each billing customer.
Since 1999, community water systems such as the City of Titusville Water Resources Department have been required to produce an annual drinking water quality report (also known as a consumer confidence report or CCR). Federal and state law also required that water systems that served more than 10,000 persons, mail a copy of the report to each of their billing customers. “For a number of years now, in addition to mailing the report to each customer Titusville has also posted its CCR on its website,” explained Maureen Phillips, Water Conservation and Public Outreach Manager. “What is different this year is that we will only be mailing a report to those customers that request one. In addition, although we will still post a copy of the CCR under the Water Resources Department on Titusville’s website, the CCR will have its own URL, www.titusville.com/ccr. This new location goes directly to a pdf copy of the report, so that people do not have to click on a series of links to get to the report like on our website.”
Although water utilities are required to mail water quality reports upon request, savings from the reduced cost of printing and mailing the report are anticipated. “We have had to reduce the size and scope of our report for the past several years because printing costs and postage expenses have become prohibitive,” explained Sean Stauffer, Titusville’s Water Resources Director.
Titusville will still provide hard copies of the CCR to public areas in the city such as Titusville City Hall, the Brevard County Health Department and the Mourning Dove Water Treatment Plant. Community organizations and locations such as the Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce, Parrish Fitness Center, Parrish Medical Center, and the YMCA will also be provided with hard copies for distribution. Titusville will also continue to deliver hard copies of the CCR to large master-metered residential properties.
According to Phillips, anyone wanting a hard copy of the report can request one by calling the Conservation Office at (321) 383-5669. “We want our customers to be informed about the quality of their drinking water.”