In accordance with a program recommended by the Palm Beach County Health Department, the City’s water chlorination methods will be temporarily changed February 1, 2016 through February 18, 2016. The City will accomplish this strictly precautionary measure to ensure our water supply remains free of bacteria.
Starting February 1, 2016 a “free chlorine or chlorine residual” water treatment method will be used to provide a somewhat stronger disinfection process than the “combined chlorine or chloramines” treatment which is normally used. The City will revert back to the “combined chlorine” method on February 18, 2016. As part of this process, the Village of Palm Springs and Town of Lake Clarke Shores Utilities Department will be flushing fire hydrant. This flushing will cause temporary water in the swales of the roadways. Please do not be alarmed by this water as it will dissipate within a few hours.
Customers served by the Lake Clarke Shores Utilities Department may notice a slight chlorine taste or odor in their tap 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, tropical fish tank owners, residents with pools and managers of stores and restaurants with fish and shellfish holding tanks are advised to seek professional advice as the method for removing chlorine residuals differs from removing chloramines residuals from tap water.
Should you need more information on this change in the water treatment process, please call Lake Clarke Shores Utilities Department at (561) 642-7870.