Mountain Water Supply Corporation will be conducting a free chlorine burnout of its water distribution system. The burnout will begin on Thursday, June 1, 2017. This event is expected to last for 30 days and end on Friday, June 30, 2017. Mountain Water Supply currently uses chloramines for disinfection of the drinking water. Chloramines are created by combining chlorine and ammonia. During this free chlorine burn, the disinfection process will be changed from chloramines to free chlorine. Free chlorine is a stronger and faster-acting disinfectant.
*Possible Noticeable Effects: It is important to understand that during this temporary change there may be some discoloration or cloudiness in the water and possibly a slight chlorine odor or taste. Minor pressure fluctuations and small air pockets may also occur.
*Is The Water Safe To Drink? Yes, the water is safe to drink throughout this process. Any odor and color issues will be nuisance only, which will subside as the flushing is completed. Discoloration in laundry is possible during this time. Cleaning additives are readily available at local stores to help prevent or remove any discoloration that may occur. Customers who use tap water for kidney dialysis at home should consult their doctor to advise them if any changes are necessary in their residual disinfectant neutralization procedures.