UPDATE: City of Titusville Rescinds Boil Water Notice After Finding No E.Coli Present in Recent Samples Taken
By City of Titusville // August 8, 2021
Results received on August 7 do not show the presence of E. Coli
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – The Boil Water Notice issued on August 6, 2021, is hereby rescinded following the completion of additional sampling and the satisfactory completion of the bacteriological survey and the FDEP’s (Florida Department of Environmental Protection) assessment that the water is safe to drink.
All City of Titusville drinking water customers were notified on August 6 of the detection of a fecal indicator, E. Coli, in our raw water (unprocessed) water samples from each of our wellfield sample points.
On August 6we learned that samples taken on August 4 were E. Coli positive (this is a 48-hour test). We immediately collected new samples from all three raw water sources. No E. Coli was present in the samples taken on August 5, from each of the three raw water sources.
As required by EPA’s Ground Water Rule, we collected samples from these sources within 24 hours to determine the extent of the problem. An additional fifteen samples were taken on August 6, 2021. Results received on August 7 do not show the presence of E. coli.
WHAT IS BEING DONE?
To ensure drinking water safety, the City of Titusville has continued to sample the wellfield sample points and on August 9 will sample each of the City’s 38 wells that operated during this event.
To ensure that all sampling procedures were conducted properly, the sampling events conducted on August 7 were audited by multiple trained personnel including City laboratory staff members.
The City of Titusville’s Laboratory Services personnel also conducted an audit of their testing procedures and found no irregularities. Laboratory Services testing processes includes multiple quality controls, all of which have tested negative for irregularities.
Thorough disinfection of the sample testing area and testing materials has been performed to prevent cross-contamination between sampling. The City of Titusville will continue to review its sampling processes and procedures.
If you have any questions please contact Sean Stauffer, Water Resources Director, at 321-567-3855 or visit Titusville.com or write to City of Titusville, 2836 Garden Street, Titusville, FL 32796.