The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) will change its method of chlorination beginning Monday, and ending Nov. 16.
Drinking water will be treated with free chlorine, instead of the combined chlorine (chloramine), which is normally used.
Both the Miami-Dade County Department of Health and the Department of Environmental Resources Management require this treatment on an annual basis as free chlorine is considered an effective method of cleansing water distribution systems.
County residents may experience some chlorine smell and/or taste in their water, which is normal as free chlorine has a slightly different taste and smell. The temporary change does not cause adverse health affects.
Residents who have questions about Miami-Dade's water quality can call a WASD laboratory at 305-520-4738 (for residents who live north of Southwest Eighth Street), or 305-275-3170 (for residents who live south of Southwest Eighth Street).