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Titusville Raw Water well tests negative for E.coli

Last updated on December 20, 2022

The City of Titusville has announced that a recent test for fecal indicator E. coli in one of its raw water wells was positive on December 8, 2022. The well was immediately taken offline and additional samples were collected within 24 hours to determine the extent of the contamination.

Five follow-up samples have since tested negative for E. coli and treated drinking water in the distribution system shows no presence of the bacteria.

The City is continuing to assess the situation by reviewing their sampling processes and procedures to ensure public health safety going forward.

What should I do? You do not need to boil your water or take other corrective actions. Samples collected from treated water in the distribution system on December 9, 2022 show no E. coli present. The treated drinking water in the distribution system continues to be safe to drink and meets all regulatory standards. If you have specific health concerns, you may wish to consult a health care professional.  

For more information please contact Sean Stauffer, Water Resources Director at (321) 567-3855 or write to City of Titusville at 2836 Garden Street, Titusville, FL 32796.

Fecal indicators are microbes whose presence indicates that the water may be contaminated with human or animal wastes. Microbes in these wastes can cause short-term health effects, such as diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches, or other symptoms. They may pose a special health risk for infants, young children, some of the elderly, and people with severely compromised immune systems. These symptoms are not caused only by organisms in drinking water. If you experience any of these symptoms and they persist, you may want to seek medical advice. People at increased risk should seek advice from their health care providers about drinking this water.

Michael Lynch
Author: Michael Lynch

Raised on the Space Coast, I want to keep North Brevard informed of what's happening. Send Tips / Story Ideas to TitusvilleMedia@gmail.com

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