FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: THE CITY OF RIVIERA BEACH IS SET TO COMMENCE
A “FREE CHLORINE FLUSH” PROJECT
Click Here For Frequently Asked Questions About Free Chlorination
RIVIERA BEACH, FL. (April 24, 2023) – The City of Riviera Beach is set to commence a “Free Chlorine Flush” Project beginning Monday, May 15, 2023 to Sunday, May 28, 2023.
During this time, utility customers and residents may experience some discoloration in the water and a slight chlorine odor or taste. If you experience this situation, you may run the water through the tap until it clears. Please be advised that this is normal and the water is safe to drink and use during this process, which was recommended by the State Department of Health. However, avoid using chlorine bleach in your laundry during this time to avoid discoloration.
The City of Riviera Beach Utility Special District is consistently undertaking activities that serve to strengthen its water treatment and distribution services. Free Chlorine Flushing is a temporary disinfection process using free chlorine. This process is used because free chlorine is a stronger and faster-acting disinfectant than the combined treatment usually in use. The Utility uses this process strictly as a precautionary measure to ensure that our drinking water distribution system remains in the best possible condition. Once the free chlorine flush is complete, the system will revert to the standard combined disinfection system.
For additional information, please refer to the attached document entitled “Frequently Asked Questions About Free Chlorination.”
Public Information Officer