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Temporary change in Ormond Beach water disinfection process.

Tue, May 30, 2023 at 10:00AM

Written by Kristen Schmutz

Belden Communications News



The City of Ormond Beach Utilities Division has announced a temporary modification to the disinfectant used in the city's potable water system from June 5 to June 26, 2023, for the water distribution system to undergo a disinfection process utilizing free chlorine, a stronger disinfectant, as opposed to chloramines, which is a longer-lasting disinfectant composed of combined chlorine-ammonia.

The temporary change in disinfection protocol aims to enhance the overall safety of drinking water by providing an extra layer of protection against potential waterborne contaminants. The City of Ormond Beach has taken this precautionary measure to ensure that the water is of the highest quality for residents during this period.

Although the transition to free chlorine may result in a temporary alteration in the taste and odor of the water, the city assures customers that this is a part of the process and does not pose any health risks. The water will remain safe for consumption throughout the disinfection process. 

Residents should exercise caution and avoid using water for dialysis, aquariums, other sensitive water-dependent devices, or other medical purposes and should consult their healthcare provider for appropriate guidance.

For more information, contact the City of Ormond Beach Utilities Division at (386) 676-3220.

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