Our drinking water is disinfected with chloramine to ensure protection against contaminants. The Water Quality Assurance Laboratory routinely collects and analyzes samples throughout the Cocoa's water distribution system to ensure chlorine levels are above the minimum level and below the maximum level in compliance with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). Sometimes customers may notice an increase in chlorine taste and odor in their drinking water. If the problem that you are experiencing is a chlorine odor, it is recommended that you flush your cold water taps for 5-10 minutes to eliminate the odor. If the problem is a chlorine taste, you could try collecting and refrigerating cold water after running your cold tap for at least two minutes or after you have ran your water for some other use. Use clean, sterile bottles or pitchers for collecting the cold tap water and refrigerate in an open container. After an hour or two, the chlorine taste and odor should disappear and the water will be conveniently cold for drinking. If a chlorine odor continues after flushing, contact the Water Quality Assurance Laboratory at 321-433-8709.