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Lee County water may change next month

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Posted at 2:24 PM, Apr 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-18 14:24:19-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Utility customers in Lee County may notice a change in the taste, odor, and color of tap water next month after a change in the disinfectant process.

According to Lee County Utility, from May 1 through May 29, they will be  temporarily converting their disinfectant process from chloramines to free chlorine residual, a routine measure common among water utilities that use chloramines as a primary disinfectant.

This could have an impact on two groups of customers:

  • Anyone who uses a kidney dialysis machine at home should contact his or her equipment supplier so the proper filtering equipment can be installed in advance.
  • Tropical fish or aquatic animal owners should contact a local tropical fish store for appropriate pretreatment of water before adding water to tanks.

Customers with questions can call 239-533-8845 during normal business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.