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June 22, 2020 11:00 AM

Annual Water System Chlorination

Village of Palm Springs Water Utilities Department Will Flush Lines with Free Chlorine Starting June 19, 2020 through July 10, 2020

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 19, 2018 through July 10, 2020, 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, we will be flushing fire hydrants throughout the Village. Please note that this is a routine annual 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. 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 strongly encouraged to seek health/medical professional advice regarding this planned chlorination event.

Should you need more information on this temporary change in the water treatment process, please call the Village of Palm Springs Water Utilities Department at 561-965-5770.

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