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Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department temporarily changes its water chlorination method for two-week period beginning Nov. 4

MIAMI ( November 01, 2019 )

The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) conducts its Spring cleaning in November. From Nov. 4-17, the Department will temporarily change the method used to chlorinate the drinking water supply at its treatment plants.

Specifically, free chlorine, instead of the standard combined chlorine (chloramine), will be used during the treatment process. Free chlorine is considered an effective method of cleansing water distribution systems. This routine procedure is regularly scheduled each year in partnership with the Florida Department of Health of Miami-Dade County and the Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources (RER).

County residents may notice some chlorine smell and/or taste in their water during this short-term period. This is normal, since free chlorine has a slightly different taste and smell than combined chlorine. The temporary change does not cause adverse health effects and is a necessary part of WASD’s ongoing efforts to provide safe drinking water to Miami-Dade County residents.

It is the priority of the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department to provide safe, reliable service to its customers. For additional information about Department services and programs, visit the WASD website.