As part of the maintenance of the water distribution system and to improve water quality, your water district will be converting back to chloramines starting the week of February 5, 2024. The total flushing of the system to distribute the chloramines disinfectant should be completed by February 9, 2024.
SPECIAL CARE FOR KIDNEY DIALYSIS TREATMENTS AND FISH AQUARIUMS.
The way our water is disinfected will change from chlorination to chloramination. Water is safe for drinking and other normal uses but requires special care for dialysis patients and aquarium owners when change disinfection. Kidney patients should consult their physician about the need for special filters. Aquarium owners should contact their local pet store.
What can we expect during the conversion?
- The total system will be flushed during this time and you will see H2O Innovation trucks and employees flushing water at all times of the day and night until the conversion is complete.
- There may be a noticeable chlorine odor coming from the water after flushing.
- You may notice some discoloration or odors coming from the water. This is due to the flushing scouring the distribution pipes.
What can I do to make sure the new disinfectant has been distributed throughout my home plumbing?
- Flush the lines in your home for the cold and hot water lines. Starting on the side of the house that the water enters the home, open faucets in the home and run them for 4 to 5 minutes each. If you have a two-story home, flush the downstairs area first and then move to the second floor.
- You might consider flushing out your water heater. If you have a tanked water heater, it is already recommended you flush the water heater once per year. Flushing out the water heater will allow the chlorinated water to enter the water heater and address any potential issues in the water heater.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact H2O Innovation at 281-353-9809.