Water Quality Report
(Water Quality Reports are distributed by July 1st and results are for the previous year)
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 served a population
of approximately 15,000 people.
Today, your utility is capable of producing 30
million gallons a day of ultra-pure drinking water. It serves more than
80,000 people living in Jupiter, Juno Beach and unincorporated areas of
Palm Beach and Martin Counties.
What Sets Us Apart
In 1990, Jupiter Utilities looked into the future.
We studied anticipated growth, reviewed the impact of that growth on
natural resources, and researched the most advanced water systems in the
country to formulate a safer, more environmentally friendly water
utility. The result was the creation of a reverse osmosis (RO) program,
which stands as one of the largest brackish water desalination programs
in the United States today. The water plant is capable of producing
over 70% of our current average daily supply by desalination. This
allows us to maximize the preservation of fresh water for our local
environment in times of prolonged drought.
The Town of Jupiter Utilities has recently
implemented the nanofiltration treatment which has replaced the older
conventional lime softening water treatment facility. Nanofiltration,
like reverse osmosis, utilizes advanced membrane treatment technology to
remove undesirable dissolved constituents from the groundwater. It is
considered the ultimate barrier against virus and bacteria that can be
found in raw water. The nanofiltration process utilizes the fresh
shallow aquifer as its supply. The reverse osmosis process utilizes
brackish water from the deep Floridan Aquifer. Both RO and
nanofiltration processes operate by forcing raw water under a high
pressure through a semipermeable membrane that is capable of separating
contaminants from the flow stream as a function of the membrane's
chemical and physical properties.
The Town’s water utility system is committed to
maintaining its established role in the industry as a standard of
excellence with a commitment to a sustainable community in concert with
our unique environment.
Jupiter's water treatment facility now only includes
the most advanced treatment technologies providing even better drinking
water with even less demand on our local fresh water resources.
Giving You Our Best
Did you know that residents of Jupiter have the best
drinking water in the Southeast United States? Jupiter Utilities has
received many awards for water treatment excellence. A few of the most
recent awards include: 2008 Safe Drinking Water Act Excellence Award
for Large Ground Water Public Water Supply Utilities by The
Environmental Protection Agency; 2008 & 2009 Plant Operations
Excellence Award by The Department of Environmental Protection; and
2008, 2009, & 2010 Outstanding Class "A" Water Treatment Plant Award
by The Florida Section of the American Water Works Association. In
fact, over the past two decades, your water utility has been honored by
more than 40 awards for excellence in operations, treatment and drinking
For a list of awards presented to Jupiter Utilities, Click Here.
In 2009 the Department of Environmental Protection
preformed a Source Water Assessment on our system. The assessment was
conducted to provide information about any potential sources of
contamination in the vicinity of our wells. There are three potential
sources of contamination identifi ed for this system with High to Low
susceptibility levels. The assessment results are available on the FDEP
Source Water Assessment and Protection Program website at www.dep.state.fl.us/swapp or Click Here for a direct link to the results.