Posted on March 9, 2018
The Town of Davie Utilities Department Will Use Free Chlorine Disinfection from March 16 to April 20, 2018
The Town of Davie Utilities Department will temporarily return to the method of using free chlorine as part of an annual preventive maintenance program from March 16 to April 20, 2018. This notice impacts residents who receive their utility bill from the Town of Davie. This is a routine procedure providing additional protection against bacteria and is a common practice for systems using combined chlorine.
This temporary treatment of the water system is a common practice for water suppliers that use a chlorine (chloramine) water treatment method. This periodic program is recommended by the Florida Department of Health.
The procedure does not cause any adverse health effects. However, some individuals may notice a slight change in the taste, odor, or color of the water during this time.
Special Considerations Regarding Chlorination
Kidney dialysis centers, nephrologists and hospitals have been notified in order for them to make any adjustments necessary in the various processes which they operate. Any questions regarding kidney dialysis should be directed to the user's doctor or dialysis specialist.
Some aquatic and marine animal species are sensitive to free chlorine; persons maintaining aquariums with any sensitive species may wish to contact their pet supply stores regarding dechlorination.
For more information about drinking water, please visit the Environmental Protection Agency’s website or the Safe Drinking Water Hotline: 1-800-426-4791. For details regarding the Town of Davie's treatment system, please call 954-327-3742, the after hours line at 954-327-3750, or the Free Chlorination Fact Sheet.