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Burn Out Notification
Once each year the City of Texas City subjects their potable water transmission/distribution system to a cleaning process that makes certain that it remains free of any biofilm growth. To do this, a switch from disinfecting treated water by use of chloramines to disinfecting by use of free chlorine only is made. The duration required for the process to produce the desired effect is 2 weeks. TCEQ has approved the time period beginning April 3rd and ending April 18th for executing the process.
The burnout process is scheduled to
start April 3, 2017 and finish April 18, 2017.
The only disinfectant in the treated water during this 2-week period will be free chlorine. During this time the chlorine residual will be between 2.5 and 3.2 parts per million and will give the water a chlorine odor. Though there will be a chlorine odor to the water, the water will remain potable. We ask that both our customers and those consumers that our customers serve remember that this is a temporary measure and that this process is necessary in order to continually provide consumable water of the highest quality.
Be aware that dialysis clinics and those with aquatic animals may need to apply further treatment to potable water during the burn out.
Please contact Tim Samford with questions.
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