Routine Maintenance - Chlorine Burn-out in progress
June 28, 2016
As part of our efforts to ensure that the drinking water we supply is the highest quality possible, Moffat Water Supply Corporation will begin free chlorine treatment of the entire water distribution system on Wednesday, June 1st, 2016. The treatment will be in effect for approximately four (4) weeks until Thursday June 30, 2016.
Free chlorine treatment is a common maintenance practice used by utilities. Moffat Water Supply Corporation free chlorinates the distribution system annually. During the free chlorination process, the disinfection portion of the water treatment process will change from using chloramines (a combination of ammonia and chlorine) to using free chlorine. Due to these changes, residents may experience a slight change in both the taste and smell of the water. The water will remain safe to drink, to use for cooking, to bathe in and for other everyday uses.
After the chlorine treatment is completed, Moffat Water Supply Corporation will return to its normal method of disinfection. The treatment process will be performed in compliance with all applicable Texas Commission on Environmental Quality regulations. Persons currently undergoing dialysis or with a compromised immune system should consult their health care provider prior to the treatment to determine whether the change in disinfection will affect their treatment. In addition, anyone who has a fish tank or pond, including grocery stores and restaurants with lobster tanks and fish containers at bait shops, that uses Moffat Water Supply Corporation water should contact a pet or aquarium professional to determine the need for any adjustments to their aquarium treatment procedures during the free chlorine treatment.
During this period the Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Department personnel will also be flushing fire hydrants throughout the distribution system.
There may be periods of discolored water that will be temporary. Let your faucets run until the water clears up. Moffat Water Supply Corporation’s primary focus is the quality of water that we provide to our customers. The free chlorine treatment is being performed as a routine maintenance measure.
If you have any questions, please contact Mark Truelove, O&M Manager, for assistance at: 254-931-8773