City disinfecting water, flushing hydrants
No your sense of taste or smell hasn't change: The city is using a stronger disinfection process for two weeks ending July 1.
Until then, Boca Raton Utility Services customers, including some customers outside the city limits, may notice a slight chlorine taste or odor in the tap water.
People who use home kidney dialysis machines, owners of tropical fish aquariums, and managers of stores and restaurants with fish and shellfish holding tanks are being advised that the methods for testing and removing free chlorine residuals differ from those used for chloramine residuals. The city said both types of residuals may adversely affect users of kidney dialysis machines and may be toxic to fish and aquatic animals if not treated properly.
The city is also flushing fire hydrants during this period and customers may notice flowing water in streets and swales, lower water pressures and a slight discoloration of the tap water.
For information, call utility services at 561-338-7310.