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Free Chlorine Maintenance Conversion

6/5/2024

 Free Chlorine Maintenance Conversion

Dear Residents,

The Northeast Texas Municipal Water District (NETMWD) will be conducting a Free Chlorine Maintenance Conversion throughout the entire water system it serves beginning June 6 through July 3, 2024. The City of Daingerfield will be actively participating in this process to ensure the safety and quality of our water. To read the notice from NETMWD click here.

What is Free Chlorine Maintenance?

Free Chlorine Maintenance is a temporary process where the usual disinfectant, chloramine, is switched to free chlorine. This is a routine maintenance practice that helps ensure the highest quality of water by cleaning and flushing the distribution system.

Why is this necessary?

The conversion to free chlorine and the subsequent flushing of the water system helps:

  • Remove biofilm and other organic material from pipes.
  • Enhance the overall effectiveness of the disinfectant.
  • Ensure the water system remains clean and safe year-round.

What to Expect:

  • Increased Flushing: You may notice a higher number of hydrants running during this period. This is part of the flushing process to move chlorine-disinfected water through the system quickly and efficiently.
  • Water Taste and Odor: Some residents may notice a temporary change in the taste or smell of their water. This is normal and not harmful.
  • Water Safety: The water remains safe to use and drink throughout this process.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. Is my water safe to drink during the conversion?
  • Yes, the water remains safe to drink and use.
  1. Why does my water taste or smell different?
  • The temporary change to free chlorine can cause a noticeable chlorine taste or smell. This is normal and will dissipate after the maintenance is complete.
  1. How long will this process take?
  • NETMWD and the City of Daingerfield will conduct this process beginning June 6 through July 3, 2024.
  1. Do I need to take any special precautions?
  • Generally, no special precautions are necessary. However, if you have specific health concerns, consult your healthcare provider.
  1. Who can I contact for more information?
  • For more details or if you have concerns, you can contact the City of Daingerfield's Public Works Department or NETMWD directly.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we conduct this important maintenance to ensure the continued safety and quality of our water supply.

Sincerely,

City of Daingerfield

903-645-3906 ext. 9