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