To maintain high water quality in the Village of Wellington 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 Monday, August 26, 2019, to Sunday, September 8, 2019. 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 September 8, 2019, and normal disinfection will resume.
If you have any questions, please contact Laurie Hand, Utility Regulatory Compliance Manager at (561) 791-4149 or Karla Berroteran, Water Treatment Plant Superintendent at (561) 791-4037.
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