on May 12, 2018
The City of Sunrise Utilities Department WillUse Free Chlorine Disinfection now through June 1, 2018
The City of Sunrise Utilities Department will
temporarily return to the method of using free chlorine as part of an annualpreventive maintenance program now through June 1, 2018. This notice
impacts residents who receive their utility bill from the City of Sunrise. This is aroutine 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. Thisperiodic 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 thewater during this time.
Special Considerations Regarding Chlorination
Kidney dialysis centers, nephrologists and hospitals have been notified inorder for them to make any adjustments necessary in the various processes which
they operate. Any questions regarding kidneydialysis should be directed to the user's doctor or dialysis specialist.
Some aquatic and marine animal species are sensitive to free chlorine; personsmaintaining aquariums with any
sensitive species may wish to contact their pet supply stores regardingdechlorination.
For more information about drinking water, please visit the Environmental
Protection Agency’s website or the Safe Drinking Water Hotline: 1-800-426-4791. Fordetails regarding the City of Sunrise’s treatment system, please call 954-888-6000
or visit www.sunrisefl.gov/waterquality.