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Posted on: June 16, 2021

Water Disinfection Process Starts July 8

Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department to Modify Water Disinfection Process Starting July 8, 2021. This affects Atlantis water customers.


In order to maintain compliance  with regulatory water quality requirements in the water distribution system, the Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department (PBCWUD) will temporarily modify its water disinfection process between July 8th and July 29 2021.

The modification will entail the use of chlorine as opposed to chloramine during the three-week period.

Periodic modifications to the water disinfection process are a standard and recommended practice as a precautionary measure to maintain high water quality in the county's water distribution system. Please note that this is routine maintenance.

Customers may notice a slight chlorine taste and odor during this period. These conditions are temporary and will not cause any adverse health effects.

Those who are especially sensitive to the taste and odor of chlorine can keep an open container of drinking water in the refrigerators for a few hours to allow the chlorine to dissipate.

Users of 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 of removing chlorine residuals differs from removing chloramine residuals.

Anyone needing more information on this temporary change in the water disinfection process is advised to call PBCWUD at 561-740-4600, option #1.

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