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Posted on: April 11, 2012

[ARCHIVED] NOTICE: Lee County Utilities Free Chlorine Flush

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:

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 property 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.

Please refer to the following link for more information:

For questions regarding the change in the disinfectant process, please contact Hank Barroso, LCU Water Operations Manager at 239-567-2182 or at

The Town will provide updates to this information as it becomes available.

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