Starting November 4, 2019 and through November 17, 2019
, Miami-Dade County residents may experience an unusual chlorine taste or odor in their tap water. These temporary conditions will not cause adverse health effects and are due to the periodic change in chlorine treatment which is carried out annually by the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department.
The process is undertaken in order to ensure adequate disinfection levels in the water.
The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department will temporarily change its method of chlorination at each of its regional water treatment facilities. Specifically, free chlorine treatment, instead of the standard combined chlorine (chloramine), will be used. 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).
For further information, please reference the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer press release regarding the chlorine treatment at: Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department temporarily changes its water chlorination method for two-week period beginning Nov. 4