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Posted on: August 18, 2021

[ARCHIVED] RWD #2 to temporarily use free chlorine


September 15, 2021 UPDATE: RWD #2 will continue the free chlorine burnout through September 30, 2021.


Starting August 18, RWD #2 is using free chlorine for up to the next 30 days. It will temporarily discontinue using combined chlorine. This is part of the District's annual maintenance program.

You may notice a stronger than usual chlorine taste and smell to the water.  This is only temporary and is necessary to "burn out" the system to kill certain "nitrifying" bacteria that do not show up on the routine sampling.  

These bacteria are not harmful to humans or animals.  They tend to cause slime growths within the waterlines and create a higher than normal demand on chlorine, thus lowering disinfection properties.

The chlorine taste may linger after the free chlorine has been discontinued.  Some areas may not notice the taste difference for up to three weeks after this treatment change.  

In some cases, there may be some natural soluble iron and manganese present in the waterlines.  Free chlorine may further oxidize these substances.  If you notice off-colored water, call the District office and we will flush in your area.

Your water will continue to be safe to use and drink for you and your pets.

Sometimes when hydrants are opened to flush out the excess chlorine, the water will become somewhat discolored. It is still safe.

This affects residents who receive a water bill from the City of Spring Hill.

Anyone with questions or concerns may call RWD #2 at (913) 783-4325.

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