OKEECHOBEE – The Okeechobee Utility Authority will temporarily change its method of chlorinating potable water in April to ensure the future safety of OUA drinking water. Water users may notice an unusual chlorine taste or odor in their tap water after April 3. These conditions will last through April 24.
These temporary conditions will not be harmful to public health. However, if you are on kidney dialysis, you should consult your physician for any special instructions. If you have tropical fish or aquatic animals, you should contact your tropical fish store for advice to ensure you have properly treated the water before adding it to your aquarium.
The hydrant flushing during this period may cause water to become cloudy or discolored. This is a temporary condition and should not last more than a few hours.
For additional information, contact Keven Rogers at 863-763-3239.