Notice to All City of Ormond Beach and Tymber Creek Utility Water Customers
Written by Anthony Bicy
Belden Communications News
November 29 through December 20, Ormond Beach’s Utilities Division will modify the disinfectant used for the City’s drinking water system. During that period, free chlorine will disinfect the water distribution system instead of chloramines.
According to a release, this temporary 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 use of the chloramine disinfectant will resume upon completion of the conversion period.
The water during the period will still be safe to drink, but customers may experience a minute difference in the taste and odor because of the change. Customers on dialysis using proportioning machines to prepare dialysate must contact their physician to accommodate the change in water disinfectant. Other customers with fish tanks or aquatic species must call a professional aquarist to minimize any effects that chlorine will cause.
The City of Ormond Beach Public Works Department will take any questions at (386)676-3220.