Some in Boca Raton should get advice as city flushes its water lines

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BOCA RATON — Boca Raton warns that some people may need to provide their own water through August 1 because the city has begun flushing its water lines with a stronger chemical disinfectant.

The city says some people may notice a slight chlorine taste or odor in the tap water during this time, but that the conditions are temporary and will not cause adverse health effects for most consumers.

But those who use home kidney dialysis machines, owners of tropical fish aquariums, and stores and restaurants with fish- and shellfish-holding tanks could be affected. They should seek professional advice, city officials said.

Some people may notice flowing water in the streets from flushing fire hydrants and changes in water pressure or color during this time.

Residents and business owners with any questions should call the utility department at 561-338-7310.

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