Pompano Beach Water Chlorination Treatment Set to Begin
The City if Pompano Beach is Set to Begin Water Chlorination Treatment. The city issued a Free Chlorination Notification for March 25th to April 22nd.
What exactly is “free Chlorine?” Free Chlorine is the type that that is commonly tested for in order to determine the proper chlorine levels, for example in your pool water.Free Chlorine is also the amount of chlorine still available to sanitize the water.
The Pompano Beach Utilities Department will be responsible for the process and it is being done “as part of our efforts to ensure…the drinking water [supplied by the city] is the highest quality possible.” according to a press release issued by the city.
The release added, “During the free chlorination process, the disinfection portion of the water treatment from using chloramines…to using free chlorine.” This may cause residents to experience a slight change in taste and smell. According to the city, you needn’t worry about this as “the water will remain safe to drink, to use in cooking, to bathe” and for any other normal, everyday use.
If you are undergoing dialysis or have a compromised immune system, you should contact your physician to determine if the process will affect your treatment.
The same goes for anyone who owns a fish tank or pond. This includes bait shops, supermarkets and restaurants in Pompano Beach including lobster tanks. The city advises you to check with a fish or aquarium expert to see if you need to make any changes in your tank water.
During the month, you will also see the Pompano Beach Utilities Department flushing fire hydrants throughout the city.
If you see discolored water, it will be temporary. The city advises that you should simply let your water faucets run until the color clears up.
For more information, you can call the Utilities Billing Division at 954-786-4637.
This story was prepared by our Pompano Beach news desk with info provided by the city of Pompano Beach.