By: Chris Brunner
Water main flushing will begin this week for Coral Springs water customers and as a result, residents may notice a chlorine taste or odor in their tap water.
The Coral Springs Utilities Division, along with all other water utilities in Coral Springs, will temporarily discontinue the use of ammonia in the disinfection process to comply with the requirements of the Department of Environmental Protection. In addition to this change, water main flushing will begin on July 15 and continue through July 29, 2016 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 and are advised 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.
Customers are cautioned to check the water for clarity before washing clothes and before use for drinking or cooking. If you are on kidney dialysis, please consult your physician for any special instructions. If you have tropical fish or aquatic animals, please contact your local pet store for advice. Customers 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 flows through the pipes. It also allows the Water Departments to verify the fire hydrants are working properly 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 954-752-1797, N.S.I.D. at 954-753-0380, Royal Utilities at 954-344-9106, or Coral Springs Utility Division at 954-345-2160.
Chris has been a contributing writer at Tamarac Talk and Coral Springs Talk since high school. He is a resident of Coral Springs and is currently attending college.