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Posted on: May 19, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Utilities Department Flushes Lines with Free Chlorine June 5th - June 23rd

To maintain high water quality in the Village's water distribution system, the Village of Palm Springs Water Utilities Department will temporarily modify the disinfection process used to treat our drinking water.

Starting June 5, 2017 through June 23, 2017 a "free chlorine residual" water treatment method will be used to provide a stronger disinfection process in place of regular "combined chlorine and chloramines" which are normally used. As part of this process, the city will be flushing fire hydrants throughout the Village. Please note that this is a preventative maintenance process.

Customers served by the Village of Palm Springs Water 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, 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 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 the Village of Palm Springs Utilities Department at 561-965-4022

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