City of Naples Utilities Department News & Updates
August 23, 2021
Reclaimed Water System – Maintenance Shutdown
The City of Naples Utilities Department will temporarily shut down the reclaimed water distribution system to perform maintenance on the distribution pump station. The repair is scheduled to begin at 9:00 am on August 25, 2021 for approximately 4 hours.
Customers that use the reclaimed water system for landscape irrigation are asked to call the Utilities Department at 213-4745 with any questions concerning this temporary shutdown. Thank you for your understanding during this short period.
Annual Temporary Modification Of Disinfection Treatment Procedures
Annually, the City of Naples Water Department temporarily changes the disinfection process for the City’s potable (drinking water) water supply as part of water quality maintenance. Beginning Wednesday, September 1, 2021 through Thursday, September 30, 2021, the Water Department will disinfect the water with free chlorine rather than combined chlorine/ammonia (chloramines). This annual conversion to free chlorine (a stronger disinfectant) from chloramines (a longer-lasting disinfectant) allows a water distribution system purge as recommended by the Department of Environmental Protection for water utilities using chloramines as their primary disinfectant. This temporary change in disinfectant does not cause adverse health effects. However, during the period customers may experience a slight increase in the taste, odor and color of the water due to the change in treatment. Customers on kidney dialysis who use a proportioning machine to prepare dialysate at home are advised to contact their equipment supplier or physician to take any appropriate steps to accommodate the change in water disinfection and to install the proper filtering devices if needed. Customers who have fish tanks or other aquatic species are advised to contact the local pet store to ensure proper pretreatment of the water before adding or changing the water in the tank to avoid any problems associated with chlorine. Customers are asked to call the Water Plant at 213-3004 with any questions concerning this temporary change in disinfection. Thank you for your understanding during this short period.
Horticultural Service Change
The City of Naples Solid Waste Division after considerable operational review has determined to move the horticulture collection services for residents that received horticulture services on Fridays to Wednesdays.
This change in service days will affect:
- Avion residents off North Road: Port Avenue, Avion Place, and Airway Drive.
- Residents west of Sandpiper Street: Oyster Bay and Royal Harbor
- Residents in Anthony Park: 5thAvenue North – east of Goodlette-Frank Road, 13th Street North, and 14th Street North.
This change in service days will begin on October 1, 2021.