Treatment Change in Beverly Beach
Published on: Tuesday, October 05, 2021 at 10:24 am
System: Beverly Beach
Effective Date: November 3, 2021
Completion Date: November 23, 2021
Dear FGUA Customer:
Beginning Wednesday, November 3, 2021, the City of Palm Coast has notified the Florida Governmental Utility Authority (FGUA) that the City will be temporarily changing its disinfection process for the drinking water in your community for routine maintenance of water quality in the distribution system.
When the City of Palm Coast temporarily changes the disinfection process, your water will be disinfected with free chlorine rather than combined chlorine/ammonia (chloramines). This conversion to free chlorine (which is a stronger, faster-acting disinfectant) from chloramines (which is a longer-lasting disinfectant) allows the system to perform a water distribution system purge as recommended by the Department of Environmental Protection for water utilities using chloramines as their primary disinfectant. This temporary change in disinfection will last 20 days and end on the morning of Tuesday, November 23, 2021.
This process will not cause adverse health effects. However, during this period, you may notice some discoloration and or cloudiness in your water. You may also find air pockets in the system. The discoloration and air are harmless. If you do experience this, you may want to run water through the tap until it runs clear. Some areas may also experience a temporary fluctuation in water pressure or a slight increase in the taste and odor of chlorine.
Discoloration in laundry can occur. You may wish to purchase and use a cleaning additive available at local grocery or home improvement stores. Including this while washing should prevent (or remove) any discoloration that may otherwise occur.
Customers who use tap water for kidney dialysis at home should properly monitor their process for complete neutralization of disinfectant residual and should contact their doctor for more information.
To condition tap water for use in an aquarium, de-chlorinating products should be used that neutralize both combined and free chlorine. The water should be tested with a kit that can measure both combined and free chlorine.
Please call the FGUA at 904-990-1441 with any questions or for additional information on this process. The FGUA appreciates your patience while this temporary change occurs to maintain clean and clear water in your system.