William C. Evans Municipal Water Works
220 Oil Creek Drive
Titusville PA 16354
(814) 827-5300 x 319
(814) 827- 8421 (fax)
The Titusville Water Works has 10 interconnected wells ranging in depth from 61 to 80 feet. The wells are in a confined aquifer and are non-flowing artesian wells, capable of pumping 1000 gallons per minute. The City currently pumps about 1.6 million gallons per day, but the aquifer has a potential of supplying up to 20 million gallons per day. The wells provide excellent quality water and the only disinfecting currently used is by chlorine. City records indicate that Titusville has provided a public water supply since around 1873.
Waste Water Treatment Plant
301 E Industrial Drive
Titusville PA 16354
(814) 827-5300 x 323
(814) 827-8421 (fax)
The City’s plant was the first sequential batch reactor plant constructed east of the Mississippi and was state of the art when it was constructed. The sewer system dates back to the 1860s and is comprised of approximately 33 miles of pipe ranging from 6″ to 48″ in diameter. The plant has a continuous flow rating of 4 million gallons per day, with a peak rating of 9.8 MGD.
The plant has a staff of three operators and has on site laboratory facilities. The plant supervisor also serves as the industrial pretreatment coordinator for the City’s Industrial Pretreatment Program.
The City completed $5.1 million dollars worth of upgrades at the treatment facility in 2008. The Phase 2 upgrades include a new plant head-works with automation upgrades and some sewer system rehabilitation work. Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection standards are maintained daily, thanks to the upgrades and competent staff.
Phase 3 plant upgrades were under way in 2013. These upgrades are required under a Consent Order and Agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to bring the Plant into compliance with the Clean Streams Law, the Sewage Facilities Act and the NPDES and WQM Permits.