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Tap Water Change in Chlorination Treatment & System Flushing | July 5-31, 2017

TEMPORARY change IN TAP water chlorination TREATMENT

& Flushing of the water distribution system

july 5 - 31, 2017

The City of Sunrise maintains the highest quality standards to provide clean, safe drinking water to our Utilities Department customers, which include the cities of Sunrise, Weston, Southwest Ranches and parts of Davie.

From July 5 through July 31, 2017, the Utilities Department will switch from monochloramine to free chlorine disinfection in its drinking water treatment system to provide additional protection against bacteria.

This temporary treatment of the water system is a common practice for water suppliers that use a 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 for the Change in 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. 

Flushing the System 

In coordination with the temporary change in the chlorination process, the City of Weston will begin flushing the water distribution system throughout the Indian Trace Development District on Monday, July 17th and will continue to do so throughout the City through July 31st. 

Flushing is done to increase the quality (color and disinfecting residual) of the water in the distribution system. Homeowners are not likely to notice a difference in water pressure or color, however if a dishwasher is running, it may pull some cloudy water into the home. The water is still safe and running the tap for a few minutes will produce clear water again.

Information about drinking water and health is available on the Environmental Protection Agency’s website and through the Safe Drinking Water Hotline: 1-800-426-4791.

For details regarding the City of Sunrise's treatment system, please contact the Utilities Department at 954-888-6000.  For questions regarding the flushing of the system, contact the City of Weston Public Works Department at 954-385-2600.

-Updated 07/12/2017