HOLLYWOOD (CBS4) – Hollywood residents may notice their tap water looks a little cloudy or tastes like chlorine but it’s nothing to worry about. The City of Hollywood’s Department of Public Services is beginning its annual water line flushing program Monday.

The program will continue through Friday, November 18th.

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The annual water line flushing program is mandated by the Broward County Department of Health to help rid the water lines of any accumulated sediment.

A news release sent out by the city said the water might be cloudy or taste like chlorine, but it’s still safe to drink.

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To remove the chlorinated taste or odor, simply store the tap water in an open container (pitcher) in the refrigerator.

The program will be conducted in one section of the City at a time, starting at Park Road heading west through the City to University Drive and then from Park Road east through the City to the beach.

The city did warn residents who use kidney dialysis machines or own fish tanks that normal methods of removing chloramines might not work during the program.

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For more information on the flushing program, please contact Taylor Calhoun, Public Service Water Plant Manager at (954) 967-4230.