“Free chlorine” treatment extended

(12/03/07)  In accordance with a program recommended by the Palm Beach County Health Department, the City’s altered water chlorination methods will be extended from December 4, 2007 to January 11, 2008.  The City is taking this measure to ensure our water supply remains free of bacteria.

Continuing on December 4, 2007, a “free chlorine” water treatment will be used to provide a somewhat stronger disinfection process than the “combined chlorine” treatment which is normally used.  The City will revert back to the “combined chlorine” method on January 11, 2008.

West Palm Beach, Palm Beach and South Palm Beach Utility customers may notice a slight chlorine taste or odor in the tap water during this period; however, 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.  Any questions should be directed to the City of West Palm Beach Central Operations Center, (561) 822-2222.