The City of Ormond Beach
Utilities Division will temporarily modify the disinfectant used for the City’s
potable (drinking) water system. Beginning February 5 through February 26,
2018, disinfection of the water distribution system will be performed with application
of free chlorine (a stronger disinfectant) rather than chloramines (a
longer-lasting disinfectant comprised of combined chlorine-ammonia).
disinfectant conversion, in conjunction with a coordinated flushing exercise,
is a common practice for enhancing the effectiveness and reliability of
disinfection in water distribution systems and is recommended by the Department
of Environmental Protection. The normal use of the chloramines disinfectant
will resume upon completion of the conversion period.
During this period the water continues to be of the highest quality and totally safe to drink. Customers may experience a slight difference in the taste and
odor of the water as a result of the alternate disinfectant used.
Customers on dialysis using proportioning machines to prepare
dialysate are advised to contact their physician to obtain the appropriate
steps to accommodate this change in water disinfectant use. Customers having fish tanks or aquatic
species are advised to contact a professional aquarist to minimize any adverse
effects on these items associated with chlorine.
Please call the City
of Ormond Beach Public Works Department with any questions concerning the
information contained in this notice at (386) 676-3220.