Water system has temporary change

Published 10:34 pm Thursday, May 2, 2013

City residents could notice a slight chlorine smell in their water for the next three weeks as the city’s water system undergoes a conversion from chloramines to free chlorine disinfection.

The preventive maintenance is intended to maintain the city’s water quality, according to a news release from the city.

The amount of chlorine used during the temporary change will result in between 2.5 and 3 parts per million of water.

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Those who are sensitive to chemicals or have concerns should consult with a family physician. Those who use city water for dialysis machines also should consult with their physician.

To download a list of frequently asked questions prepared by the city, click here.