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Water Disinfection Process

Post Date:05/25/2017 9:04 AM
To maintain high water quality in the Village of Wellington water distribution system, the water treatment plant will temporarily modify the disinfection process used to treat our drinking water. The water disinfection process will change from the present combined chlorine treatment to a temporary free chlorine treatment from June 12 to June 26, 2017. Periodic use of this temporary treatment process is recommended by the Health Department as a precautionary measure to ensure that water to customers remains free of bacteria.
 
The water plant will also increase hydrant flushing during this time. This is a preventative maintenance process.
 
Customers served by the Village of Wellington water treatment plant may notice a slight chlorine taste and odor in the drinking water during this period. These temporary conditions will not cause adverse health effects.
 
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 and shellfish holding tanks are advised to seek professional advice as the method for removing free chlorine residuals differs from removing chloramine residuals from tap water.
 
The temporary treatment process will be discontinued on June 26, 2017 and normal disinfection will resume.
 
To learn more about your water, our Water Quality Report is posted on our website at http://www.wellingtonfl.gov/government/departments/utilities/customer-service   
 
If you have any questions, please call Karla Berroteran (Water Treatment Facility Supervisor) at 561- 791-4037 or Shannon LaRocque, PE (Utilities Director) at 561-791-4008.
 
As another way to stay informed on the latest news and updates from the Village, residents are invited to sign up for Wellington information and updates at wellingtonfl.gov/enews.
 
For information about Wellington programs, events, activities, and updates, please visit wellingtonfl.gov or watch WellingtonTV for the latest happenings.
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