By: Sharon Aron Baron
If your water smells or tastes a little like chlorine, don’t be alarmed because it’s still safe to drink.
Beginning on Thursday, July 15 through July 29, the North Springs Improvement District, City of Coral Springs Utilities & Engineering Division, Royal Waterworks, and the Coral Springs Improvement District will temporarily change its method of chlorinating water to comply with recommendations from the Department of Environmental Protection.
Water main flushing will also occur during this period between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. As a result of fire hydrant flushing, temporary discoloration of the water and a reduction in pressure may occur.
The flushing program serves two important functions. First, it minimizes the build-up of minerals and other sediments, which over time affect water quality and water flow. Secondly, it allows water departments to verify fire hydrants are in proper working order for vital fire protection.
If residents experience discolored water, run the cold water in all your faucets for approximately 5-10 minutes. If conditions persist, they are asked to contact their water provider. Additionally, if they are on kidney dialysis, contact their physician for any special instructions.
For residents with tropical fish or aquatic animals, contact your local pet store for advice. Customers with inline filters may want to contact their equipment manufacturer for guidance on use during chlorination.
If you are especially sensitive to the taste and odor of chlorine, keep an open container of tap water in your refrigerator. This will enable the chlorine to dissipate, reducing its taste. Remember, drinking water from the tap does have a shelf life, always change out the container weekly.
City of Coral Springs Utilities: 954-345-2160
Coral Springs Improvement District: 954-753-0380
North Springs Improvement District: 954-752-0400
Royal Waterworks Company: 1-888-228-2134
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- Sharon Aron Baron is a Parkland resident and editor of Talk Media. She has been covering Parkland news since 2012. Parkland Talk was created to provide News, Views, and Entertainment for the residents of Parkland.
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