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Water Disinfection Process Temporary Modifications Announced.

Post Date:06/07/2018 1:47 PM
To maintain compliance with regulatory water quality requirements in the water distribution system, the disinfection process at Wellington's Water Treatment Plant will be temporarily modified. The water disinfection process will change from a combined chlorine process to a free chlorine process. This change will occur between Monday, June 25th and Monday, July 9th, 2018. Periodic modifications to the water disinfection process are standard practice and recommended by the Palm Beach County Health Department as a precautionary measure and to help keep the water in the distribution system free from bacteria. The Utility will also increase hydrant flushing during this time.
 
Customers that obtain drinking water from Wellington’s Utility may notice a slight chlorine taste and odor during this period. These conditions temporary and will not cause adverse health effects.
 
If you are especially sensitive to the taste or odor of chlorine, place an open container of drinking water on the counter or in your refrigerator for 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 differ between the two processes. 
 
We anticipate resuming normal operations on July 9, 2018.
 
To learn more about your water, see Wellington's 2017 Water Quality Report
 
If you have any questions, please contact Laurie Hand, Utility Regulatory Compliance Manager at (561) 791-4149.
 
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 www.wellingtonfl.gov/enews.
 
For information about other Wellington programs, events, activities, and updates, please visit www.wellingtonfl.gov or watch WellingtonTV for the latest happenings.
 
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