Chlorine Flush of the Drinking Water System
Begins July 8, 2014 and ends September 2, 2014
The City of Oviedo will be performing a maintenance chlorine flush of the City's drinking water distribution system. During this period, the City's drinking water distribution system will use a "free" chlorine residual in the water instead of the usual "chloramines" disinfectant.
Some residents may notice a slight chlorine taste and/or chlorine odor in the water. Fish owners and individuals on kidney dialysis need to take necessary precautions during the chlorine flush of the system.
If you have questions, please call the Public Works Department, Utilities Division, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. at (407) 971-5692. For after hours, nights, and weekends, please call (407) 971-5675.
We thank you for your cooperation during this chlorine flushing period.
City of Oviedo's Utilities is a regional water utility that provides service to approximately 30,000 residents in Oviedo and Seminole County. Water service includes residential, multi-family and commercial establishments. The Utilities Division also provides reuse (irrigation quality) water to the local golf course and residential and commercial reclaimed zones throughout the City.
The City of Oviedo Utilities currently treats on average 4.76 million gallons of water a day from 10 Floridan groundwater wells. Potable drinking water is produced at Mitchell Hammock Water Treatment Facility. The state of the art water process produces high quality water that meets all state and federal drinking water standards. The City water system is monitored 24 hours per day and 7 days per week with a computer monitoring system known as SCADA system. The water system includes additional water storage tanks for redundant services at the AM Jones water storage and buster pump and repump facility. More information about the City's Water Distribution system can be otained HERE. Information about Water Usage and Safety can be found HERE.
Our advanced automated meter read system is state of the art wireless technology that can store historical water useage automatically in valuable hourly increments. Our trained utility technicains can retrieve this information to help customers identify high usage issues. The meter also has a visual potential leak indicator. For more information about the automated meters please click HERE.
City of Oviedo Utilities currently creates 1 million gallons of reclaimed water and has a contract with Seminole County for up to 3 million gallons per day of reclaimed water. Reclaimed water is treated wastewater that is ideal for irrigation. Using reclaimed water in Oviedo reduces groundwater withdrawals and helps recharge the groundwater drinking water aquifer to help create a sustainable drinking water system for the community.
The treatment process for both water and reclaimed water irrigation quality meets all of the requirements established by the federal, state and local regulatory agencies. Please see the most recent Annual Water Quality Report for more information and the most up to date water quality test results.
If you have questions or would like more information about the City's Water Utility, please contact the following office:
City of Oviedo Utility Division
400 Alexandria Blvd.
Oviedo FL, 32765
24 hour Customer Service Phone: 407.971.5692
Medeiros, Steve, Treatment Facilities Supervisor: 407.971.5684