By: Chris Brunner
To comply with the requirements of the Department of Environmental Protection, the City of Coral Springs will begin water main flushing where they will temporarily discontinue the use of ammonia in the disinfection process.
This will begin July 15 and will continue through July 29, 2019, between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.
As a result, within the two-week period, residents may notice a chlorine taste or odor in the tap water. The city advises this that temporary discoloration of the water and a reduction in pressure may also occur during this period of flushing. These temporary conditions are not harmful to your health.
Residents are cautioned to check the water for clarity before washing clothes and before use for drinking or cooking. If they are on kidney dialysis, they should consult their physician for any special instructions. If you have tropical fish or aquatic animals, please contact your local pet store for advice. Residents with inline filters may want to contact the equipment manufacturer for any precautions.
The flushing program minimizes the build-up of mineral and other sediments that over time can affect water quality and water flow through the pipes. It also allows the Water Departments to verify the fire hydrants are working correctly and available for fire protection.
If you have any questions, please call your water service provider at the following numbers: C.S.I.D at 954-753-0380, N.S.I.D. at 954-752-0400, Royal Waterworks Company at 954-341-7576, or Coral Springs Utility Division at 954-345-2160.