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The Water Utilities Department will temporarily modify the disinfection process used to treat our drinking water, this process will produce chlorine residuals instead of a chloramines residual from September 9, 2013 through September 20, 2013. The Village will also increase fire hydrant flushing during this time. Please note that this is a preventative maintenance process that is conducted on a yearly basis.
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 Water Utilities Department at 561 965-5770.