Annual Free Chlorination Treatment of Water Distribution System to Begin
As part of our efforts to ensure that the
drinking water we supply is of the highest quality possible, the City of
Deerfield Beach Environmental Services Department will begin its annual free
chlorination treatment of the water distribution system on August 22, 2018.
This is a three-week process that will end on September 13, 2018.
This switch to free chlorination treatment is a common practice
for water systems using chloramines as a disinfectant. During the free
chlorination, residents may notice a slight change in taste, odor, and color of
the tap water. The water will remain safe for drinking, cooking, bathing and
any other household use. During this period our utility crews will also be
flushing fire hydrants throughout the City. This may cause temporary water
discoloration in the respective area. If this happens, please run the water
from your faucets until the water clears.Residents undergoing dialysis or whom have a compromised immune system and are currently undergoing treatment should seek advice from their primary physician to determine if their treatment needs to be adjusted during this free chlorination period. Also, grocery stores, pet stores, bait stores, restaurants and residents who have aquariums and fish or lobster tanks that use city water must adjust the chlorine treatment procedure during the free chlorination period. For additional information on this change in the water treatment
process, please contact the Water Plant at 954‐480‐4370.