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What You Need to Know About Coronavirus and Utility Water and Wastewater Operations

U.S. Water Services Corporation recognizes that there is a lot of uncertainty in the world today with the Coronavirus spreading and we are here to help. There is no higher priority than to protect the health and safety of our clients!  We would like to take this time to provide some important information about COVID-19 as it relates to drinking water and wastewater to provide clarity and put your mind at ease.

Drinking-Water

Water from your tap remains safe to drink and use as usual. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking-water supplied and based on current evidence the risk to water supplies is low. You can view more water facts on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Website and follow for more information and updates on the virus!

Your water supply meets or exceeds all EPA regulations for the treatment requirements for public water systems that prevent waterborne pathogens such as viruses from contaminating drinking water. These treatment requirements include disinfectants that kill pathogens before they reach the tap.

Boiling your water is not a requirement as a precaution against COVID-19.

You may continue to use potable water to wash your hands and for consumption. According to the CDC, washing our hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds helps to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Stay up to date on the latest COVID-19 information, including safety precautions, by visiting the CDC website.

It is not required to purchase bottled water and can be treated as a preference instead of a necessity. Unlike a hurricane event, water from the tap will remain accessible and it is up to the customer if they feel the need to purchase bottled water for other purposes. Residents can continue to use and drink water from their tap as usual.

Water/Sewer

Wastewater treatment plants treat viruses and other pathogens. COVID-19 is a type of virus, susceptible to disinfection. Standard treatment and disinfectant processes at wastewater treatment plants will be effective.

For more information on COVID-19 as it pertains to your water supply: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/water.html

2018 Water Quality Reports

The Department of Environmental Protection along with the federal Environmental Protection Agency create water quality standards for testing and measuring the level of various contaminants that may be found in drinking water. Water quality samples are taken regularly in accordance with these standards to ensure the safety and quality of your water.

Below are the 2018 Water Quality Reports (pdf) for each system we service.

Black Bear Waterworks

Black Bear

Brendenwood Waterworks, Inc.

Brendenwood

Brevard Waterworks, Inc.

Kingswood Manor

Oakwood Manor

Country Walk Utility Co.

Country Walk

Gator Waterworks,Inc.

Gator Waterworks

Harbor Waterworks, Inc.

Harbor Hills

HC Waterworks, Inc.

Lake Josephine – Sebring Lakes

Leisure Lakes

Jumper Creek Utility Co.

Jumper Creek

Lake Idlewild

Lake Idlewild

Lakeside Waterworks, Inc.

Lakeside Waterworks – Shangri-La

LP Waterworks, Inc.

The Woodlands of Lake Placid

North Charlotte Waterworks

North Charlotte

Pine Harbour Waterworks, Inc.

Pine Harbour

Raintree Waterworks, Inc.

Raintree

Seminole Waterworks Co.

Brewster

Buck Lake

Meadow Hills

North Lake Meadows

Plantation Estates

Sedgefield Subdivision

Sunny Hills Utility Co.

Sunny Hills

The Woods Utility Co.

The Woods

2017 Water Quality Reports

The Department of Environmental Protection along with the federal Environmental Protection Agency create water quality standards for testing and measuring the level of various contaminants that may be found in drinking water. Water quality samples are taken regularly in accordance with these standards to ensure the safety and quality of your water.

Below are the 2017 Water Quality Reports (pdf) for each system we service.

Black Bear Waterworks

Black Bear

Brendonwood Waterworks, Inc.

Brendenwood

Brevard Waterworks, Inc.

Kingswood Manor

Oakwood Manor

Country Walk Utility Co.

Country Walk

Gator Waterworks,Inc.

Gator Waterworks

Harbor Waterworks, Inc.

Harbor Hills

HC Waterworks, Inc.

Lake Josephine – Sebring Lakes

Leisure Lakes

Jumper Creek Utility Co.

Jumper Creek

Lake Idlewild

Lake Idlewild

Lakeside Waterworks, Inc.

Lakeside Waterworks – Shangri-La

LP Waterworks, Inc.

The Woodlands of Lake Placid

North Charlotte Waterworks

North Charlotte

Pine Harbour Waterworks, Inc.

Pine Harbour

Raintree Waterworks, Inc.

Raintree

Seminole Waterworks Co.

Brewster

Buck Lake

Meadow Hills

North Lake Meadows

Plantation Estates

Sedgefield Subdivision

Sunny Hills Utility Co.

Sunny Hills

The Woods Utility Co.

The Woods

2016 Water Quality Reports

The Department of Environmental Protection along with the federal Environmental Protection Agency create water quality standards for testing and measuring the level of various contaminants that may be found in drinking water. Water quality samples are taken regularly in accordance with these standards to ensure the safety and quality of your water.

Below are the 2016 Water Quality Reports (pdf) for each system we service.

Black Bear Waterworks

Black Bear

Brendonwood Waterworks, Inc.

Brendenwood

Brevard Waterworks, Inc.

Kingswood Manor

Oakwood Manor

Country Walk Utility Co.

Country Walk

Harbor Waterworks, Inc.

Harbor Hills

HC Waterworks, Inc.

Lake Josephine – Sebring Lakes

Leisure Lakes

Jumper Creek Utility Co.

Jumper Creek

Lake Idlewild

Lake Idlewild

Lake Osborne Waterworks, Inc.

Lake Osborne

Lakeside Waterworks, Inc.

Lakeside Waterworks – Shangri-La

LP Waterworks, Inc.

The Woodlands of Lake Placid

North Charlotte Waterworks

North Charlotte

Pine Harbour Waterworks, Inc.

Pine Harbour

Raintree Waterworks, Inc.

Raintree

Seminole Waterworks Co.

Brewster

Buck Lake

Meadow Hills

North Lake Meadows

Plantation Estates

Sedgefield Subdivision

Sunny Hills Utility Co.

Sunny Hills

The Woods Utility Co.

The Woods

2015 Water Quality Reports

The Department of Environmental Protection along with the federal Environmental Protection Agency create water quality standards for testing and measuring the level of various contaminants that may be found in drinking water. Water quality samples are taken regularly in accordance with these standards to ensure the safety and quality of your water.

Below are the 2015 Water Quality Reports (pdf) for each system we service.

 

Black Bear Waterworks

Black Bear

 

Brendonwood Waterworks, Inc.

Brendonwood

 

Brevard Waterworks, Inc.

Kingswood Manor

Oakwood Manor

 

Country Walk Utility Co.

Country Walk

 

Harbor Waterworks, Inc.

Harbor Hills

 

HC Waterworks, Inc.

Lake Josephine – Sebring Lakes

Leisure Lakes

 

Jumper Creek Utility Co.

Jumper Creek

 

Lake Idlewild

Lake Idlewild

 

Lake Osborne Waterworks, Inc.

Lake Osborne

 

Lakeside Waterworks, Inc.

Lakeside Waterworks – Shangri-La

 

LP Waterworks, Inc.

The Woodlands of Lake Placid

 

North Charlotte Waterworks

North Charlotte (formerly Sun River)

 

Raintree Waterworks, Inc.

Raintree

 

Seminole Waterworks Co.

Brewster

Buck Lake

Meadow Hills

North Lake Meadows

Plantation Estates

Sedgefield Subdivision

 

Sunny Hills Utility Co.

Sunny Hills

 

The Woods Utility Co.

The Woods

2014 Water Quality Reports

The Department of Environmental Protection along with the federal Environmental Protection Agency create water quality standards for testing and measuring the level of various contaminants that may be found in drinking water. Water quality samples are taken regularly in accordance with these standards to ensure the safety and quality of your water.

Below are the 2014 Water Quality Reports (pdf) for each system we service.

 

Brendonwood Waterworks, Inc.

Brendonwood

 

Brevard Waterworks, Inc.

Kingswood Manor

Oakwood Manor

 

Country Walk Utility Co.

Country Walk

 

Harbor Waterworks, Inc.

Harbor Hills

 

HC Waterworks, Inc.

Lake Josephine – Sebring Lakes

Leisure Lakes

 

 

Hillsborough Waterworks, Inc.

Calm Harbor

Cypress Cove

San Remo

 

Jumper Creek Utility Co.

Jumper Creek

 

Lake Idlewild

Lake Idlewild

 

Lake Osborne Waterworks, Inc.

Lake Osborne

 

Lakeside Waterworks, Inc.

Lakeside Waterworks – Shangri-La

 

LP Waterworks, Inc.

The Woodlands of Lake Placid

 

Raintree Waterworks, Inc.

Raintree

 

Sunny Hills Utility Co.

Sunny Hills

 

The Woods Utility Co.

The Woods

 

 

Protect Your Water Supply From Contamination

What Can You Do To Protect Your Water Supply From Contamination ?

 

Be involved in keeping your water safe from contamination. Every home has potential hazards that threaten to contaminate your drinking water. The most common way contaminants enter the drinking water system is through cross connections in our piping systems. Backflow from a cross connection can occur when the pressure in the water main drops below the line pressure in your home causing a “soda straw” effect called backsiphonage. This effect can draw water from garden hoses, wash basins, boilers, lawn sprinklers, swimming pools, etc., into your home’s water supply. You may not even be aware that the water in your home has been contaminated or that someone has been made ill from drinking the water. Backflow contamination can result in illness or even death.

 

It is easy to protect your water supply from these hazards. Be aware of potential hazards and install appropriate backflow preventers at water outlets.

REMEMBER THESE TWO SIMPLE RULES

 

1. Never submerge a free running hose in water and never leave a hose submerged in standing water without proper backsiphonage protection.

2. Never use a hose to spray toxic chemicals without proper backsiphonage protection.

 

Protect your family and neighbors from these potential hazards by protecting your water supply from backflow contamination.

For more information on how you can protect your home from cross connection contamination, contact your local water provider.