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Free Chlorine Conversion Starting April 22, 2024

To protect public health all public water systems in the State of Texas are required to disinfect drinking water before providing it to customers. Many use chloramine (free chlorine and ammonia), an effective disinfectant that persists over a long period of time, making it particularly valuable in areas with high temperatures.

A water system that uses chloramine may sometimes employ a free-chlorine conversion, removing ammonia from the treatment process, disinfecting the water only with free chlorine. This common practice is used as preventive maintenance to kill bacteria that, though harmless when consumed by humans, can introduce unwanted taste and odor.

The City of Denison will be performing a Free Chlorine conversion starting April 22nd and will conclude on May 17, 2024.

Oak Ridge South Gale purchases water from the City of Denison so customers may experience taste and odor changes associated with this type of temporary disinfectant conversion. A temporary conversion to free chlorine, partnered with flushing activities, helps to rid distribution pipes of this organic matter and improve the quality of your water overall.