“Free chlorine” treatment extended by one week

(02/13/08)  In accordance with a program recommended by the Palm Beach County Health Department, the City’s altered water chlorination methods will be extended by one week, from February 14, 2008 to February 20, 2008.

The current extension is necessary so that crews can continue repairs and upgrades in a water storage tank and is not due to bacteria levels in the water.

Continuing on February 14, 2008, 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 February 20, 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.