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Posted on: September 15, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Fort Lauderdale Will Chlorinate Water System

Water Chlorination Public Notice 2021

The City of Fort Lauderdale will temporarily switch to using free chlorine in its drinking water system beginning at 9AM on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021 through 9AM on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021.

Free Chlorination is a common preventative maintenance procedure for water systems using chloramines for disinfection. 

The City expects the chlorination period to be transparent to our neighbors; however, some may notice a slight change in the taste or smell of their tap water. In addition, neighbors may see fire hydrants running in their neighborhoods, which is part of the normal maintenance process. 

Fort Lauderdale maintains the highest standards to ensure that clean, high quality drinking water is delivered to our neighbors.

The City’s water meets federal, state, and local primary drinking water standards.

For more information, please contact Fort Lauderdale's 24-hour Customer Service Center at 954-828-8000 or via LauderServ at

Free Chlorination FAQs.

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