Pinellas County Utilities and the City of Clearwater will be making some temporary changes. You’ll notice this change in flavor and odor of tap water.
There will be a temporary change during water maintenance this year. It will take place from September 25 through October 15. There will be a change from chloramines for disinfection to chlorine.
Here is what customers of Pinellas County Utilities and city of Clearwater need to know. In an e-mail from City of Clearwater Public Communications we learned the following:
- Kidney dialysis should not be impacted. (Patients should contact care providers about chlorine treatment.)
- Fish owners: If you have a system to remove chloramines, you should be ok. Contact local pet suppliers with any questions.
- Customers may notice a difference in taste and/or the odor of water. However, there should not be any other affect to the water. Chlorine was used for over 50 years leading up to 2002.
This program is run by Pinellas County Utilities and the City of Clearwater. It’s to lower the chance of future problems and for system water quality.
If you need more info, visit pinellascounty.org/utilities. Also, you can call Clearwater water at (727) 562-4960.
[Source: City of Clearwater Public Communications]