on June 30, 2017
The City of Sunrise Utilities to Temporarily Use Free Chlorine, July 5 to July 31, 2017
The City of Sunrise Utilities Department will
temporarily return to the method of using free chlorine as part of an annual
preventive maintenance program from July 5 through July 31, 2017. 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 Chlorination
Kidney 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
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.