A temporary change in disinfectant process by Lee County Utilities may produce a noticeable change in tap water color, taste and smell.
The annual routine change from chloramines as a primary disinfectant to free chlorine residual will run from July 1 through 21. A utilities official said the change is not harmful.
Anyone on a kidney dialysis machine at home should contact an equipment supplier so the proper filtering equipment may be installed and tropical fish or aquatic animal owners should contact a local tropical fish store for appropriate pretreatment of water before adding water to tanks.
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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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