FOR TOWN OF MANALAPAN WATER CUSTOMERS
To maintain quality in the Town’s water system, the Town of Manalapan Water Department will temporarily modify the disinfection process used by the water treatment facility. The Town will be using a somewhat stronger disinfection process to produce a free chlorine residual instead of a chloramine residual for a four week period beginning on August 15, 2016 to September 15, 2016. This is a preventive maintenance program.
Customers served by the Town of Manalapan Water Department may notice a slight chlorine taste or odor in the tap water during this period. These temporary conditions will not cause adverse health effects. If you are especially sensitive to the taste or odor of chlorine, keep an open container of drinking water in your refrigerator for a few hours to allow the chlorine to dissipate.
Users of home kidney dialysis machines, owners of tropical fish aquariums and managers of stores or restaurants with fish and shellfish holding tanks are advised that the methods for testing and removing free chlorine residuals differ from those used for chloramine residuals. Both types of residuals may adversely affect users of kidney dialysis machines and may be toxic to fish and aquatic animals if not treated properly.
We encourage customers who may be affected by this change to seek professional advice.
The Town will flush fire hydrants during this period. Customers may notice water flowing in streets or swales.
If you should need further information on this change in the water treatment process, please call Roy Fallon or Valerie May at the Water Dept. at 561-586-3699.