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Temporary chlorine switch-over may affect Lee County water customers

Lee County Utilities customers may notice a temporary change in taste, odor, and color of their water

Lee County Utilities will be temporarily converting its disinfectant process from chloramines to free chlorine residual from May 1 through May 29, 2013. This is a routine measure that is common for water utilities using chloramines as its primary disinfectant.

Anyone who uses a kidney dialysis machine at home should contact his or her 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 pre-treatment of water before adding water to tanks. Customers may notice a temporary change in the taste, odor, and color of the water, which is not harmful.

Again, this is a routine precautionary measure to ensure customers of clean, safe potable water.

Customers who have questions about the process should call Lee County Utilities 239-533-8845 during regular business hours.

Source: Lee County Utilities

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