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Jacksonville Beach sends alert about water supply

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. – There’s something in the water in Jacksonville Beach. But city officials are telling residents it’s not an emergency.

The city’s water was routinely tested in February and found to have exceeded federal standards for chemicals called Tri-halo-methanes (TTHMs).

Those chemicals are the byproduct of the reaction between chlorine used to treat the drinking water and dissolved organic material, like leaves.

The federal standard for TTHMs is 80 micrograms per liter. The February level found was 81, so it was just over the standard.

City officials say there’s no need to boil water, and they’ve taken corrective steps to improve the water quality.

Anyone who has specific health concerns is advised to consult a doctor.