Routine Water Disinfection Maintenance Period (June 6 - 20, 2022)

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In accordance with efforts to provide safe drinking water to the residents of Indiantown, we will be performing several water maintenance procedures during the TWO-WEEK PERIOD STARTING on MONDAY JUNE 6, 2022 and ENDING on MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2022. During this period, staff will be switching our water disinfection method from one that uses chloramines, in the form of a disinfectant made from chlorine and ammonia, to one that uses free chlorine.

Free chlorine is a stronger germ-killer, but sometimes leaves a chlorine taste or smell in tap water. This temporary switch is a standard procedure to ensure potentially harmful microbes do not develop in the water system.

Free chlorine acts as a lethal agent against most stubborn types of bacteria and viruses. While it is generally not harmful to humans or pets, however, please note it can harm tropical fish. Switching to its use from time to time prevents these organisms from building a resistance to the chloramines we normally use.

These temporary conditions will not adversely affect your health. If you are on kidney dialysis, however, you should consult your physician for special instructions. If you have tropical fish or aquatic animals, you should contact your local tropical fish store for advice and take appropriate action to ensure that you have properly treated the water before adding it to your aquarium.

Please note, Village Utility personnel will be flushing hydrants during this time, which may cause water to discolor and become cloudy. This is a temporary condition and should not last more than a few hours. Some people may opt to temporarily switch to an alternative water source, such as bottled water, due to taste. Boiling water is one way to reduce chlorine taste and smell during this period. Additionally, filling a container with tap water will allow it to ventilate.

For further information or questions, please contact the Village of Indiantown Water-Wastewater Utility Department at 772-597-2121 and ask for Jaime Andres or Pat Nolan.