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Your water taste different? Illinois American is flushing lines

Illinois American Water announced Friday customers may experience a more noticeable chlorine taste or odor in their water over the next two months when the company will conduct fire hydrant flushing and a water treatment change.

“There is no reason for concern,” Illinois American Water said in a new release. “This is due to the switch in chlorine types.”

Customers also may see a temporary drop in water pressure or draw some discolored water for a short time. If this occurs, you should let the water run briefly until it clears up.

During this time, Illinois American Water will switch to a form of chlorine known as “free chlorine,” which does not contain ammonia. This stronger disinfectant is typically used when flushing water mains.

For more information, go to www.illinoisamwater.com or call 800-422-2782.

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