Clearwater Utility Customers Affected by Pinellas County Water System Maintenance
CLEARWATER - The method of water disinfection used by Pinellas County Utilities and Clearwater Public Utilities will temporarily be switched from chloramines to chlorine disinfection from Monday, Sept. 10 to Friday, Oct. 12, 2007. This short-term change is a routine maintenance measure designed to optimize water quality in the water delivery system. Those impacted by this maintenance program include Pinellas County Utilities and any municipality served by Pinellas County Utilities. This includes customers in Clearwater.
Local kidney dialysis centers and pet stores are being notified of this temporary change in the disinfection process, since both can be affected by chemical changes in the water. Users of kidney dialysis machines should notify their health care provider about the disinfection switch, and owners of aquatic life are urged to contact a pet store for more information on the effects of chlorine and chloramines.
Some people may notice a slight difference in taste and/or smell in the water during this temporary change in treatment. This is normal and does not indicate a problem. The water is perfectly safe to drink.
At the end of this period of system maintenance, the process of chloramines disinfection will resume. For more information, please visit www.pinellascounty.org/utilities or contact Pinellas County Utilities Customer Service at (727) 464-4000. Residents may also call Clearwater Customer Service at (727) 562-4600 or visit www.myclearwater.com.
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