Beginning on April 1, Titusville water customers may notice a change in their drinking water taste and smell. Titusville will be performing a chlorine dosing of its water distribution system from April 1 through April 23. The dosing is a normal maintenance procedure and is performed to ensure that Titusville maintains its high-quality drinking water standards.
The dosing is scheduled to be completed over a three-week period (from April 1 through April 23) and will include the flushing of mains throughout the water system. During the dosing, Titusville drinking water may have a chlorine taste and smell, which is normal. Titusville’s water remains safe for drinking, cooking, bathing, and other everyday uses during the dosing and water quality is constantly monitored to ensure it meets regulated safety standards.
Titusville’s drinking water treatment process normally includes chloramines (a combination of ammonia and chlorine). During the dosing or free chlorine treatment, the City stops adding ammonia but does not increase the amount of chlorine. After the chlorine dosing is completed, the City will return to its normal treatment process.
- Reduce the taste or smell of chlorine in your drinking water during a dosing by boiling it or letting it stand in an open container, such as a pitcher, for several hours.
- Consult your health care provider if you are currently undergoing dialysis or have a compromised immune system to determine whether the change in disinfection will affect your treatment.
- Contact a pet or aquarium professional if you own a fish tank or pond that uses City water to determine if any adjustments to your aquarium treatment is needed during a chlorine dosing.
- Check Water Resources’ pages at http://www.titusville.com for information on current chlorine dosings.
- If you have questions or concerns during the dosing, call the Chlorine Dosing Hotline at (321) 567-3878.