The Town of Fort Myers Beach Water Utility purchases its potable water from Lee County Utility. Below is important information from Lee County Utilities regarding the annual modification to their disinfection process:
Lee County Utilities will be temporarily converting its disinfectant process from chloramines to free chlorine residual during the month of May, 2013. This is a routine measure to ensure our customers clean and safe potable water.
Customers may notice a change in taste, odor and color of the water. The change is temporary and harmless. Drawing the water and allowing it to sit over night will help with this. However, some customers should take special precautions. Those customers are:
Anyone using a kidney dialysis machine at home should contact their physicians or dialysis provider to make sure you understand the proper steps to take to de-chlorinate the water before it is used in the dialysis process. Lee County Utilities will be notifying dialysis labs in your service area so that they can prepare for this change.
Owners of tropical fish or other aquatic animals should contact a tropical fish store for ways to pre-treat water used to replenish the tanks.
The free chlorine residual will take one to two weeks to dissipate once the flush has ceased.
For questions regarding the change in the disinfectant process, please contact Beach Water at 239-463-9914.
The Town will provide updates to this information as it becomes available.
NOTE: LEE COUNTY UTILITY (LCU) WILL BE ENDING THE FREE CHLORINE FLUSH ON MAY 29, 2013 AND WILL BE RETURNING BACK TO CHLORAMINE DISINFECTION. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IT CAN TAKE UP TO A WEEK FOR THE PROCESS TO CONVERT OVER.
Please refer to the link below for more information.