From October 15 - November 5, Jupiter Utilities will conduct a routine water maintenance program in order to maintain Jupiter's water quality. Residents may notice a chlorine taste or odor in the tap water during the first two weeks of the program.
Rest assured that the water is safe to drink and continues to meet Jupiter's award-winning standards of safety.
The temporary program, which is performed in accordance with state and federal drinking water regulations, will modify the disinfection process used by our water treatment facility. Typically, chlorine in combination with ammonia (chloramination) is used for water system disinfection. During the program, Jupiter will be using chlorine without ammonia (free chlorine), which may alter the taste and/or smell of the tap water. This planned treatment is designed to provide additional protection to our customers against normal bacteria in the water supply. Many utilities using chloramine disinfection find it helpful to periodically switch to a free chlorine treatment program to help maintain system integrity. Jupiter last implemented this program in September of 2016.
Please note that people and businesses that normally take special precautions to remove disinfectants like chloramines from tap water, such as dialysis centers, medical facilities and aquatic pet owners, should continue to take the same precautions during the temporary switch from chloramines to free chlorine.
For more information, please review the frequently asked questions related to this program, or contact Gary Schulze, Jupiter Utilities Laboratory Technician (561-741-2606) or Rebecca Wilder, Assistant Facilities Manager (561-741-2635).