Water System Mandatory Maintenance
On Monday, December 19, 2011 at approximately 8:00 AM, the Highland Beach Water
Treatment system will undergo a scheduled maintenance to replace piping in our
sulfuric acid system to eliminate any possible leaks. Such maintenance will require the
opening of the Drinking Water Interconnect with the City of Delray Beach. While this
will only be temporary, the water provided from Delray Beach will have added
ammonia with chlorine for disinfection purposes.
While water will remain drinkable, anyone using home kidney dialysis machines or
treating water for tropical fish should change treatment accordingly to neutralize the
high content of ammonia. We encourage customers who may be affected by this change
to seek professional advice.
We anticipate the maintenance will be completed no later than 4:00 PM Tuesday,
December 20th. However it will take up to two days to for the water from Delray Beach
to filter out of our distribution system. We will continue to keep you updated as
information becomes available and when we have returned to using the Town’s water
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but this is being completed to keep
our drinking water system clean, safe and operating at maximum efficiency. We strive
to give you the highest quality drinking water possible.
Should you have any questions, comments or concerns on this change in the water
treatment process, please contact the Water Plant at 561-243-2084.