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Posted on: November 5, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Water Treatment Plant Modified Disinfection Process

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Due to maintenance on the lime plant clear well, Wellington’s Water Treatment Plant must temporarily modify the disinfection process normally used to treat our drinking water. The disinfection type will change from the present combined chlorine to a temporary free chlorine treatment from Monday, January 6 to Friday, January 17, 2020.

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 Friday, January 17, 2020 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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