LCU customers may experience temporary change in water quality

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FORT MYERS, Fla.- Lee County Utilities customers may notice a change in the taste of their water as the company temporarily converts its disinfectant process.

The routine measure, which is taking place from May 1- May 29, is for water utilities using chloramines as the primary disinfectant. It’s intended to ensure customers have clean, safe potable water, county officials said.

The odor and color of the water may also be affected but it is not harmful, officials said.

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

Those with tropical fish or aquatic animal owners are also recommended to contact a local fish store for appropriate pre-treatment of water before adding it to tanks.

Customers may contact the LCU office from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. weekdays at 239-533-8845 with any questions.

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