Chlorine Taste in Water Starting 9/22

by Yvonne Lopez | Sep 14, 2021

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To maintain high water quality in the drinking water distribution system, Broward County will begin its semi-annual disinfection process, called free chlorination, on September 22nd. The semi-annual free chlorination for the City of Coconut Creek will end in approximately twenty-two (22) days - October 13th.  Since free chlorination works more effectively with hydrant flushing, residents will see an increase in hydrant flushing activity during the same period.

Customers served by the City of Coconut Creek may notice a chlorine taste or odor in their tap water during this period. These temporary conditions should not cause adverse health effects; however, if you are 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.

Persons currently undergoing dialysis or with a compromised immune system should consult their health care provider to determine whether the change in disinfection will affect their treatment. In addition, anyone who has a fish tank or pond, including grocery stores and restaurants with lobster tanks and fish containers at bait shops, that use city water should contact a pet or aquarium professional to determine the need for any adjustments to their aquarium treatment procedures.

Please note that it takes approximately two weeks for the chlorine to clear from the system so the taste and odor changes may be present up to 14 days beyond the end of this free chlorination process.

For questions please call at 954-973-6786. Thank you.