Water Treatment Update

June 12, 2007 – The City of West Palm Beach Department of Public Utilities will temporarily change the City’s water chlorination methods for two weeks, beginning Monday, June 18, 2007 and ending Monday, July 2, 2007.  This precautionary measure will help keep the water supply free of bacteria.
During the change, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, and South Palm Beach utility customers may notice a slight chlorine taste or odor in the tap water.  These temporary conditions will NOT cause adverse health effects.  Tropical fish tank owners, hospitals, and residents with pools should be aware of the chlorination changes and make adjustments accordingly.

The chlorination change is called a “free chlorine” water treatment, and provides a somewhat stronger disinfection process than the water treatment method normally used.

Water customers with questions should call the City of West Palm Beach Central Operations Center at (561) 822-2210.