To maintain high water quality in Wellington’s distribution system, the village’s water treatment plant will temporarily modify the disinfection process used to treat drinking water. The process will change from the present combined chlorine treatment to a temporary free chlorine treatment from Monday, July 11 until Monday, July 25.
Periodic use of this temporary treatment process is recommended by the Palm Beach County Health Department as a precautionary measure to ensure that water remains free of bacteria. The water plant will also increase hydrant flushing during this time.
Customers served by Wellington’s water treatment plant may notice a slight chlorine taste and odor in the drinking water during this period. If you are especially sensitive to the taste or odor of chlorine, keep an open container of drinking water in your refrigerator for a few hours to allow the chlorine to dissipate.
Users of home dialysis machines, owners of tropical fish, and managers of stores and restaurants with fish or shellfish holding tanks are advised to seek professional advice.
The temporary treatment process will be discontinued on Monday, July 25, at which time normal disinfection will resume.
For more info., call Water Treatment Facility Supervisor Karla Berroteran at (561) 791-4037 or Utilities Director Bill Riebe at (561) 791-4000.