The City of Huntsville started a routine maintenance process on its water distribution Wednesday which will continue through October 22. This activity, which will primarily entail water main flushing, will help maintain a bacteria-free environment in the system.
According to Water Services Superintendent Joyce Hubbard, this brief disinfectant adjustment is recommended by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality as an extra measure to ensure the quality of drinking water.
Hubbard said. “During this time period, the City will be using free chlorine, a slightly stronger disinfectant than chloramines, which can be used to remove any nitrification that may be occurring in the distribution system.”
While free chlorine is being employed, Hubbard said some water customers may notice a slight change in the taste or smell of their tap water, as well as slight discoloration.
She said, “During this disinfection process, the safety of the water will not be affected.”
If you have any questions, contact Joyce Hubbard at (936) 294-5762.