The Florida Governmental Utility Authority (FGUA) will be conducting a routine chlorine burn and flushing as part of its regular, prudent utility practice beginning on Friday, August 1st, which will be completed by Sunday, August 31st in the FGUA Golden Gate System.

This is a routine measure to ensure customers have clean and safe potable water. Beyond a slight difference in odor and taste of the water, most customers will not see a difference in their level of service. During flushing activities, it is possible that some customers may experience discoloration in their water during the flushing activities, as sediment gets purged from the pipes. Should this occur, customers should simply run their faucet or tap for an additional 1-2 minutes until the water flows clear.

In addition, there are special considerations for dialysis patients and aquarium owners. If you are on home dialysis, we encourage you to contact your physician or dialysis provider to make sure you understand the proper steps you should take to de-chlorinate the water before it is used in the dialysis process. Customers who have fish tanks or aquatic species are advised to contact a professional aquarist to avoid any problems associated with free chlorine. For questions regarding the change in the disinfectant process, please contact the FGUA Customer Service Office at: (239) 455-1583 or visit

For your reference you will find attached a fact sheet and frequently asked questions list related to this maintenance.

FGUA conducting chlorine burn and flushings for August

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