Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department begins temporary change to its water chlorination method for two-week period beginning Nov. 6th.
The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department conducts its Spring cleaning in November. Beginning Nov. 6th through Nov. 19th, the department will temporarily change the method used to chlorinate the drinking water supply at the treatment plants. Specifically, free chlorine, instead of the standard combined chlorine (chloramine) will be used during the treatment process. Free chlorine is considered an effective method of cleansing water distribution systems. This routine procedure is an annual event where WASD partners with the Florida Department of Health of Miami-Dade County and the Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources (RER). County residents may experience some chlorine smell and/or taste in their water during this short-term period. This is normal as free chlorine has a slightly different taste and smell than combined chlorine. The temporary changes does not cause adverse health effects and is a necessary part of WASD's ongoing efforts to provide safe drinking water to Miami-Dade County residents.