Ormond Beach, FL-City officials in Ormond Beach say a temporary modification to the disinfectant in city-supplied drinking water could make the water taste different for some customers. The shift is set October 3 to October 24 and is a routine part of the disinfection of the water distribution system.
Free chlorine will be used during that period rather than chloramines. The free chlorine is stronger while chloramines are a longer-lasting disinfectant.
Advice includes Customers on dialysis using proportioning machines to prepare dialysate are advised to contact their physician to obtain the appropriate steps to accommodate this change in water disinfectant use. Customers
having fish tanks or aquatic species are advised to contact a professional aquarist to minimize any adverse effects on these items associated with chlorine.
Ormond Beach officials say the temporary disinfectant conversion, in conjunction with a coordinated
flushing exercise, is a common practice for enhancing the effectiveness and reliability of disinfection in water distribution systems and is recommended by the Department of Environmental Protection.
Call with questions 386-676-3220.
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