FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JUNE 23, 2021
THE CITY OF SUNRISE UTILITIES DEPARTMENT WILL USE FREE CHLORINE DISINFECTION FROM JULY 12 TO AUGUST 9, 2021
DAVIE, Fla. – The City of Sunrise Utilities Department will temporarily switch from monochloramine to free chlorine disinfection in the water treatment system beginning July 12 until August 9, 2021. Please note that this notice only impacts residents who receive a utility bill from the City of Sunrise.
Free chlorine disinfection is a routine procedure that provides additional protection against bacteria. This temporary treatment of the water system is often used by water suppliers that use a chlorine (chloramine) water treatment method. Its utilization is a common practice for systems using combined chlorine and is recommended by the Florida Department of Health.
The procedure does not cause any adverse health effects and is safe for consumption. However, some individuals may notice a slight change in the taste, odor, or color of the water during this time.
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 dichlorination.
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.
Leona Henry, Intergovernmental Affairs Manager
Sussette Rodriguez, Public Relations Coordinator
Ariana Briceno, Public Relations Assistant
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