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Temporary tap water changes expected in Lee Co.

Posted at 9:39 AM, Apr 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-22 09:39:03-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Lee County Utilities customers may notice a temporary change in taste, odor, and color of their water.

Lee County Utilities will temporarily convert its disinfectant process from chloramines to free chlorine residual from May 1 through May 29.

This is a routine measure for water utilities using chloramines as the primary disinfectant and is intended to ensure customers of clean, safe potable water.

Anyone who uses a kidney dialysis machine at home should contact an equipment supplier so the proper filtering equipment may be installed.

Tropical fish or aquatic animal owners should contact a local tropical fish store for appropriate pretreatment of water before adding it to tanks.

Customers may notice a temporary change in the taste, odor, and color of the water, which is not harmful.

Customers may contact the Lee County Utilities office 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at 239-533-8845 with any questions.