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Port Richey, Pasco County, FL

The boil water advisory issued by Aqua Utilities Florida (Aqua) for its customers in the Jasmine Lakes Water System has been lifted effective Tuesday, April 20, 2010. Acceptable bacteria sample results were obtained from sets of water samples collected from the well on April 15, 16, and 19, 2010.

Aqua routinely monitors the raw water from our wells in the Jasmine Lakes public water system. A single raw water well sample collected on April 13, 2010 and reported to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) on Friday, April 16, 2010 tested positive for E. coli bacteria. This was NOT a treated water sample. The wells are equipped with disinfection. Samples collected within the distribution system, after disinfection, on the same day showed no bacteria present. However, the FDEP recommended that we issue a precautionary boil water notice to our customers on April 16, 2010, and we complied. The FDEP also advised us to take additional follow up samples of the raw water well on April 19th, in addition to those we already took on April 15th and 16th.  Aqua also took additional treated water samples on April 16th and 17th to be certain that the treatment in place was sufficient.

All raw water and treated water samples taken on April 15, 16, 17, and 19, 2010 show no bacteria present and the FDEP has authorized us to remove this advisory effective today. Aqua is committed to providing quality water and service to its customers. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

Although this matter has been resolved, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact Aqua’s Customer Service at 877.987.2782. Thank you for your cooperation.

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.

Date:  April 20, 2010

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