As part of our efforts to ensure that the drinking water we supply is the highest quality possible, the City of Deerfield Beach Environmental Services Department will temporarily begin free chlorination treatment of the water distribution system on August 24th, for about three weeks, through September 15th. This switch to free chlorination treatment is a common practice for water systems using chloramines as disinfectant.

During the free chlorination, residents may notice a slight change in taste, odor and color of the tap water. The water will remain safe for drinking, cooking, bathing and any other household use. During this period our Utility crews will flush fire hydrants throughout the City. This may cause temporarily water discoloration in the respective area. If this happens, please run the water at your faucets until the water clears.

Residents undergoing dialysis or have a compromised immune system and are currently undergoing treatment should seek advice from their primary physician in order to determine if their treatment needs to be changed during this free chlorination period. Also, grocery stores, pet stores, bait stores, restaurants and residents who have aquariums and fish and/or lobster tanks that use city water must adjust the chlorine treatment procedure during the free chlorination period.

Should you need further information on this change in the water treatment process, please call the Water Plant at 954-480­-4370.