BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — Readers serviced by Palm Beach County water can expect water to taste a bit strange throughout July. Water Utilities is preparing to flush the lines.
BocaNewsNow.com, constantly surprised by the number of people who have absolutely no idea where they live, is publishing the official Palm Beach County map, below. If you live in a ”white” area, you live in unincorporated Palm Beach County and are serviced by Palm Beach County Water Utilities. Even if your address includes ”Boca Raton” or ”Delray Beach,” if you live in an area that is white on the map, you live in unincorporated PBC.
In order to deliver the highest quality water to customers, the Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department (PBCWUD) requires periodic line flushing and temporary treatment modification. These modifications to the disinfection process are routine and an industry best practice as a precautionary measure to maintain the water quality.
From July 7 through July 27, 2022, PBCWUD will be using free chlorine as opposed to chloramine for water treatment. This is only temporary and the water is safe to drink. PBCWUD follows Environmental Protection Agency regulations throughout the process.
It is recommend that customers who are sensitive to this change, keep an open container of drinking water refrigerated for a few hours allowing 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 guidance for removing chlorine residuals.
This process will not affect customers in Belle Glade, Pahokee and South Bay.Anyone needing more information on this temporary change is advised to call PBCWUD at (561) 740-4600, and select option #1.
On the map below, anyone living an area that is largely unshaded (white) is serviced by Palm Beach County Water. Anyone living in a shaded area is likely serviced by City of Delray Beach, City of Boynton Beach, or City of Boca Raton water. Those living in an unshaded area are ”unincorporated Palm Beach County residents,” those living in shaded areas are residents of specific cities or municipalities.
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