Lee County Utilities will be temporarily converting its disinfectant process from chloramines to free chlorine residual from May 1 through May 29. This is a routine measure common among water utilities that use chloramines as a primary disinfectant.
Anyone who uses a kidney dialysis machine at home should contact his or her equipment supplier so the proper filtering equipment can be installed in advance.
Tropical fish or aquatic animal owners should contact a local tropical fish store for appropriate pretreatment of water before adding water to tanks.
Customers may notice a temporary change in the taste, odor and color of the water, which is not harmful. This is a routine, precautionary measure to ensure Lee County Utilities customers of clean, safe potable water.
Customers with questions can call 239-533-8845 during normal business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Lee County Utilities is one of about a dozen public and private utility organizations that serve residents and businesses in Lee County. For service area locations, visit www.leegov.com/utilities/new-development/service-franchise-area-maps .