Water Quality Initiative

Water System Investigation Updates

Background: The Winter Springs Community Association, as part of our Water Quality Initiative, made public information requests to investigate the city’s compliance with state water usage limits. We discovered the current city leadership, including Veolia (the Flint, Michigan water company) had not met state requirements to develop alternate sources of water and had not followed through on previous plans to address growing demand for water, and had put residents at risk during the recent water shortages. We applied public pressure which led to the passage of a recent resolution (read here), in which the city admitted to

  1. Violating water use limits
  2. Not following through on prior plans and
  3. Failing to adhere to the SJWMD water initiative requirements.
Watch the video that prompted the current investigation:

Water System Event Timeline

Click to view an interactive timeline of events