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Posted on May 12, 2018The City of Sunrise Utilities Department Will Use Free Chlorine Disinfection Now through June 1, 2018 The City of Sunrise Utilities Department will temporarily return to the method of using free chlorine as part of an annual preventive maintenance program now through June 1, 2018. This notice impacts residents who receive their utility bill from the City of Sunrise. This is a routine procedure providing additional protection against bacteria and is a common practice for systems using combined chlorine.This temporary treatment of the water system is a common practice for water suppliers that use a chlorine (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 Regarding ChlorinationKidney 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. For more information about drinking water, please visit the Environmental Protection Agency’s website or the Safe Drinking Water Hotline: 1-800-426-4791. For details regarding the City of Sunrise’s treatment system, please call 954-888-6000 or visit www.sunrisefl.gov/waterquality.