Important Notices

Citrus Water Works – Ellsworth Point Boil Water Notice



Ellsworth Point Subdivision Well Tested Positive for Fecal Indicator

Our water system detected fecal indicator E. coli in the well. As our customers, you have a right to know what happened and what we are doing to correct this situation. On March 6, 2024, we learned that our assessment sample(s) collected from the Well for the month of March was E.coli positive.  The two (2) distribution samples collected on the same date as the Well were absent of any bacteria.  As required by EPA’s Ground Water Rule, one of our follow up steps is to collect additional samples from this well within 24 hours to determine the extent of the problem.  This sampling will occur on March 6, 2024.

What should I do?

DO NOT DRINK THE WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST. Bring all water to a rolling boil, let it boil for one

minute, and let it cool before using it. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water. You may also use

bottled water. Use boiled or bottled water for drinking, making ice, preparing food, and washing dishes until further


Also, if you have a severely compromised immune system, have an infant, or are elderly, you may be at increased

risk and should seek advice about drinking water from your health care providers. General guidelines on ways to

lessen the risk of infection by microbes are available from EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline at (800) 426-4791. If

you have specific health concerns, consult your doctor. We are also providing regular updates on this situation via postings.

What does this mean?

Inadequately treated or inadequately protected water may contain disease-causing organisms. These organisms can

cause symptoms such as diarrhea, nausea, cramps, and associated headaches. 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.

What is being done?

We will keep you informed of the steps we are taking to protect your drinking water and will provide information on any steps you should be taking, until this problem is corrected.

For more information, please contact US Water Services at 866-753-8292 or write to 4939 Cross Bayou Boulevard, New Port Richey, FL 34652.

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have

received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can

do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

This notice is being sent to you by US Water Services

State Water System ID# 609-0523   Date Sent: March 6, 2024