Citizens Water Customers May Notice Difference in Tap Water
Citizens Water customers may notice a slight change to the taste or smell of their water beginning today (Friday). The company is changing the disinfectant from chloramine to free chlorine.
Citizens officials say the change is made for annual preventative maintenance to assure quality drinking water. Customers may notice a "swimming pool" smell in their water, but Citizens says the water is safe to drink and meets all regulatory standards.
Customers underoing dialysis should contact their doctor for appropriate treatment adjustments for free chlorine. For customers with sensitive plant species or aquariums, the company suggests tap water sit in an open container overnight to allow the disinfectant to dissipate before filling tanks or watering sensitive plants.
The maintenance work will conlude in early March. Customers with questions can contact Citizens Water at 924-3311.