DATE: June 11, 2012
MEDIA CONTACT: Terry Karda, Director
Water and Wastewater Operations Division
MEDIA PHONE: 954-831-3066
CUSTOMER SERVICE PHONE: 954-831-3250
Broward County Water and Wastewater Services will be temporarily using free chlorination in its 3BC drinking water system. The area served by the 3BC water system is outlined in the map attached below under "Release Properties." This preventive maintenance procedure will begin at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, June 12, and end at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, July 11, 2012.
A switch to free chlorination is a common practice for water systems using combined chlorine disinfection in an effort to ensure the integrity of the distribution system. There may be a slight change in the taste or odor of the tap water because of free chlorination, however, the water remains safe for public consumption.
This procedure will affect customers who pay a water bill to Broward County Water and Wastewater Services in the 3BC area, which serves the cities of Pembroke Park and West Park and portions of west Hollywood, east Miramar and east Pembroke Pines.
Customers of Broward County Water and Wastewater Services affected by this change should contact the 24 hour customer service office at 954-831-3250 with any questions or concerns.
Customers who receive a water bill from other municipalities or entities will not be affected by the free chlorination. These customers should call their respective water provider’s customer service number if they have any questions.