The Town of Highland Beach is pleased to present the following Water Quality Reports. Publication of these reports allows us the opportunity to keep you informed about the excellent water services we have delivered over the past year. Our goal has always been to provide our residents with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. The source of Highland Beach’s drinking water is wells drawn from the Floridan Aquifer. In October 2004, the Town’s new Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plant went on-line, and became the sole source of our treated drinking water.
The most significant difference that residents may have noticed at the tap since we began using the reverse osmosis process is the disappearance of the “yellowish” color – our water is now crystal clear. Also, our water is now “softer”. In fact, the hardness (mineral content) has been reduced by approximately 90%. Lastly, our total trihalomethanes (TTHMs) have been reduced by approximately 90%.
Our method of water treatment utilizes chlorine as a disinfectant. The water is now so pure that a slight chlorine residual may be more noticeable than it has been in the past. The Town is now adding calcium to the water, which further improves the taste. The Town of Highland Beach is confident that the new reverse osmosis water plant will supply our residents with safe, reliable water, meeting all regulations, for many years in the future. We want our valued customers to be informed about their water utility. Residents are encouraged to attend Town Commission meetings, which are held on the first and last Tuesday of each month at Town Hall, 3614 S. Ocean Boulevard.
If you have any questions or concerns about the information contained in these reports, or would like to learn more about your water utility, please call Edward Soper, Public Works Director, or Dave Ailstock, Water Plant Superintendent, at (561) 243-2084.