Lee County Utilities: Water may change color, odor, taste in May

Writer: Joey Pellegrino
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Lee County Utilities warns its customers that they may notice a temporary and non-harmful change in the taste, odor and color of their water between May 1 and May 21.

During that time, Lee County Utilities will temporarily convert its disinfectant process from chloramines to free chlorine residual. This is a routine measure to ensure customers of clean, safe potable water, according to a county press release. It is also commonly done by water utilities using chloramines as their primary disinfectant.

Residents who use a kidney dialysis machine at home should contact an equipment supplier so the proper filtering equipment can be installed.

Tropical fish or aquatic animal owners should contact a local tropical fish store for appropriate pretreatment of water before adding water to tanks.

Customers with questions can call (239) 533-8845 during normal business hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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