To maintain high water quality in the county’s water distribution system, the Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department will temporarily modify the disinfection process used to treat drinking water. The county will use a somewhat stronger disinfection process to produce a chlorine residual instead of a chloramine residual from July 13 to Aug. 14. The county will also increase hydrant flushing during this time.
This is a preventative maintenance process. Customers served by the Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department may notice a slight chlorine taste or odor in their tap water during this period. These temporary conditions will not cause adverse health effects. Users of home dialysis machines, owners of tropical fish, and managers of stores and restaurants with fish and shellfish holding tanks are advised to seek professional advice on removing the chlorine residuals. For more info., call (561) 740-4600, Option 3.