To maintain the water quality in our distribution system, Jupiter Utilities will temporarily modify the disinfection used by our water treatment facility. Typically, chlorine in combination with ammonia (chloramination) is used by Jupiter Utilities for water system disinfection. For approximately one month, beginning October 1 and ending October 29, Jupiter will be using chlorine without ammonia, which may cause a chlorine taste or odor in the tap water. Customers can safely drink the water during the free chlorine maintenance as it continues to protect and promote distribution system water quality. This temporary change in our treatment process is a standard industry practice performed in accordance with State and Federal drinking water regulations.
Additionally, we will conduct flushing from fire hydrants and blow-offs at the end of our pipes to further improve water quality. During this period, we will sample and test our water to monitor the effectiveness of the temporary modification.
Kidney dialysis users should consult their physician about taking precautions related to the change in disinfection. Owners of tropical fish aquariums and managers of stores and restaurants with fish and shellfish holding tanks are advised that both types of disinfectants are toxic to aquatic animals and should seek professional advice during this change.
If you need further information, please contact us using the following:
Rebecca Wilder, Water Quality and Compliance Specialist, 561-741-2635
Mark Cantor, Jupiter Utilities Lab Technician, 561-741-2606