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Comment by Mary Kate Leming on July 14, 2015 at 9:42am

Boynton Beach UTILITIES to Flush WATER Lines with Chlorine

BOYNTON BEACH, FL (July 7, 2015) --- Boynton Beach Utilities will temporarily modify the disinfection process utilized to treat its drinking water from July 20 through August 9. Customers may notice a slight chlorine taste, or odor, in their tap water. These temporary conditions will not cause adverse health effects. Those sensitive to the taste, or odor, of chlorine, can place an open container of drinking water in the refrigerator for a few hours to allow the chlorine to dissipate. Users of home dialysis machines, owners of tropical fish and managers of stores, and restaurants with fish and shellfish holding tanks are advised to seek professional advice as the method for removing chlorine residuals differs from removing chloramine residuals from tap water. This is an annual preventative maintenance process in order to maintain the City’s high standard of clean water distribution. Please call 561.742.6964 for further information.

Comment by Mary Kate Leming on April 1, 2015 at 2:29pm

Boynton Beach: No fluoride added to water while plant is revamped

Comment by Mary Kate Leming on February 17, 2015 at 8:08pm

Boynton Beach to Flush WATER Lines with Chlorine

BOYNTON BEACH, FL --- The City of Boynton Beach will temporarily modify the disinfection process utilized to treat its drinking water from March 6 through March 20. Customers may notice a slight chlorine taste, or odor, in their tap water. These temporary conditions will not cause adverse health effects. Those sensitive to the taste, or odor, of chlorine, can place an open container of drinking water in the refrigerator for a few hours to allow the chlorine to dissipate. Users of home dialysis machines, owners of tropical fish and managers of stores, and restaurants with fish and shellfish holding tanks are advised to seek professional advice as the method for removing chlorine residuals differs from removing chloramine residuals from tap water. This is an annual preventative maintenance process in order to maintain the City’s high standard of clean water distribution. Please call 561.742.6964 for further information.

Comment by Mary Kate Leming on January 1, 2015 at 10:31am

Meet Your Neighbor: Glenn Chapman

Comment by Mary Kate Leming on December 22, 2014 at 1:10pm

Christmas Tree Disposal Right At Your Curb

The holiday decorations are coming down and it is time to dispose of your real Christmas tree. The Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County (SWA) wants to remind its customers with curbside service in unincorporated parts of the county about the proper disposal of Christmas trees.

Like with any other yard waste, just place your live Christmas tree curbside on your regular yard waste collection day. As a general rule, Christmas trees up to 8 feet long and weighing no more than 50 pounds can be placed at the curb whole. Trees larger than 8 feet long should be cut in half. Remember to remove all of decorations, lights and tinsel before placing your Christmas tree at the curb.

The collected Christmas trees are treated like any other vegetative waste.

Residents who live in multi-family communities with dumpster services should contact their home owner’s association or property management company directly for disposal procedures. Those residents who live in one of the 38 municipalities should contact their municipality directly for their Christmas tree collection procedures.

More information about Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County’s solid waste collection and disposal servicesa id="yui_3_16_0_1_1419263172435_82397" href="http://www.swa.org/site/collection_service/Service_Guidelines/service_guidelines.htm" target="_blank" name="yui_3_16_0_1_1419263172435_82397">http://www.swa.org/site/collection_service/Service_Guidelines/servi...> is available online or by calling 561-697-2700 or 866-792-4636 (toll free).

Comment by Mary Kate Leming on November 22, 2014 at 2:45pm

No Garbage Collection In Unincorporated Palm Beach County On Thanksgiving



Garbage, Recyclables and Yard Waste will NOT be collected on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 27 for those residents living in unincorporated Palm Beach County. Collection in the unincorporated parts of the county will resume on the next regularly scheduled service day:

·        Garbage collection - Monday, Dec. 1

·        Recycling and Yard Waste collection - Thursday, Dec. 4.



Those residents who live in one of the 38 municipalities should contact their municipality directly for their holiday collection schedule. A list of municipal contactsa href="http://www.swa.org/site/collection_service/municipal_service_List/municipal_service.htm" target="_blank">http://www.swa.org/site/collection_service/municipal_service_List/m...> can be found online.



While SWA administrative offices will also be closed the Friday (Nov. 28) after Thanksgiving, there will be a limited number of Customer Service team members available to assist residents with any questions or concerns. SWA Customer Service can be reached at 561-697-2700 or 866-792-4636.

Comment by Mary Kate Leming on October 29, 2014 at 1:50pm

Meet Your Neighbor: Bo Reynolds

Comment by Mary Kate Leming on September 3, 2014 at 12:36pm

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Comment by Mary Kate Leming on August 28, 2014 at 11:32am

Labor Day Garbage Collection Schedule For Unincorporated Palm Beach County

Garbage, recyclables and yard waste will be collected on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1 for those residents living in unincorporated Palm Beach County. Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County disposal facilities are open and haulers in unincorporated Palm Beach County will run their regular routes. Residents should place all garbage, recyclables and yard waste curbside by 6 a.m.



Those residents who live in one of the 38 municipalities should contact their municipality directly for their holiday collection schedule. A list of municipal contactsa href="http://www.swa.org/site/collection_service/municipal_service_List/municipal_service.htm" target="_blank">http://www.swa.org/site/collection_service/municipal_service_List/m...> can be found online.



While SWA administrative offices will be closed, there are limited Customer Service team members available to assist residents with any questions or concerns. SWA Customer Service can be reached at 561-697-2700 or 866-792-4636.



There are only two observed holidays where residents in unincorporated Palm Beach County will not receive garbage service. Those holidays are Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. There will be normal scheduled collection services for unincorporated residents on the following holidays:

•      Labor Day - Monday, Sept. 1, 2014

•      Veteran’s Day - Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

•      Christmas Eve - Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014

•      New Year's Eve - Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014

•      New Year’s Day - Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015



More information on holiday collectiona id="yui_3_16_0_1_1409237678006_34837" href="http://www.swa.org/site/collection_service/Holiday_Schedule/holiday_schedule.htm" target="_blank" name="yui_3_16_0_1_1409237678006_34837">http://www.swa.org/site/collection_service/Holiday_Schedule/holiday...> can be found online.

Comment by Mary Kate Leming on June 26, 2014 at 2:49pm

BEWARE OF CALLS OFFERING FREE WATER TESTING FROM CITY OF BOYNTON BEACH

 

BOYNTON BEACH, FL --- Boynton Beach Utilities customers have received phone calls, and mail solicitations, from individuals giving the impression that they are City of Boynton Beach employees. They are offering free water testing with the hope to sell the homeowner a water purification system. Callers are not City employees, nor were they hired on behalf of the City of Boynton Beach. In addition, the City did not mail out any information concerning free water testing.

 

The City does not endorse, or recommend, any type of water purification system for home or business use. Boynton Beach Utilities continues to provide the highest quality of water for its customers. If you have any questions, please call Boynton Beach Utilities Water Quality Division at 561.742.6964.

 

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