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Boca Raton To Modify Drinking Water Disinfection Process

by | Jan 17, 2024 | Boca News | 0 comments

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BOCA RATON, FL (Boca Post) (Copyright © 2024) — Boca Raton water customers may notice a slight chlorine smell in the coming weeks.

Attention to all customers of the City of Boca Raton Water;

The City has an important announcement regarding a temporary modification in our drinking water disinfection process. Starting from January 21 to February 4, 2024, the City will be implementing a stronger disinfection method using free chlorine residual instead of chloramine residual at our water treatment facility.

This modification is part of efforts to ensure the highest quality of water in our system and enhance protection against bacteria. While you may experience a slight chlorine taste or odor in your tap water during this period, please rest assured that it will not have any negative impact on your health.

If you are a user of home kidney dialysis machines, an owner of tropical fish aquariums or a manager of stores or restaurants with fish and shellfish holding tanks, please note that the procedures for testing and removing free chlorine residuals may differ from those used for chloramine residuals.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact the City’s Utility Services Department. Both types of residuals can have negative effects on individuals using kidney dialysis machines and may be harmful to fish and other aquatic animals if not properly treated. The city recommends that customers who might be affected by this change consult with a professional for guidance.

Flushing of Fire Hydrants

The city will continue the process of flushing fire hydrants during this time. Customers may observe water flowing in streets and swales, localized decreases in water pressure and a slight change in the color of their tap water. However, these temporary conditions will not pose any risks to human health.

If you require additional information regarding this modification in the water treatment process, please contact Utility Services at (561) 338 7310 or visit our Utility Services webpage for more details.


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