Water Quality Report 2018

2018 WATER QUALITY REPORT TOWN OF JUPITER UTILITIES managing growth while ensuring reliability In 1978, the Town of Jupiter purchased its water system from Tri-Southern Utilities. At the time, the system’s average daily flow was only 2.5 million gallons per day, and it served a population of approximately 15,000 people. Using ground water combined from both the Floridan and Surficial Aquifer wells, currently the utility is capable of producing 30 million gallons a day of drinking water, which is enough to ultimately accommodate more than 120,000 people. Today, its service areas encompass over 45 square miles including Jupiter, Juno Beach and many unincorporated areas of Palm Beach and Martin Counties. To ensure reliability of service, over 27 million gallons of treated water storage is available and nearly all facilities have back-up emergency power generation to help weather nearly any emergency, including hurricanes. award winning service Did you know that residents of Jupiter have some of the best drinking water in the Southeast United States? Jupiter Utilities was awarded the Safe Drinking Water Act Excellence Award by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1999, 2001, 2008 and 2010. This award proclaimed Jupiter as the top drinking water plant in the entire southeast portion of the United States. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection awarded Jupiter Utilities the Plant Operations Excellence Award for 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, and 2016. From 2008 through 2010, as well as 2014, the Florida Section of the American Water Works Association has deemed the Jupiter Facility as the Best Class A Water Treatment Plant relative to Excellence in Operation and Maintenance. Most recently, Jupiter’s Water Utility won the American Membrane Technology Association’s 2019 Membrane Facility of the Year Award. In fact, over the past three decades, Jupiter’s Water Utility has been honored by more than 40 awards for excellence by industry associations and the agencies that regulate its operation. To view a full list of awards, visit our website at www.jupiter.fl.us/water