Annual flushing and maintenance of water distribution system.
Written by Kristen Schmutz
Belden Communications News
The Port Orange Public Utilities Department and the City of Port Orange will be performing the annual flushing and maintenance on the water distribution system starting Wednesday, September 1, and running through Wednesday, October 13, 2021.
The disinfectant used to flush the water systems will be changed during this time, from chloramines to free chlorine.
According to a release, the free chlorine residual will move out into the distribution system while city staff conducts thorough flushing of all the water mains over the six weeks. The maintenance performed annually is needed to maintain the water distribution system. During this time, the water continues to be of the highest quality and completely safe to drink. However, with the change in disinfectant, some customers may notice a slight difference in the taste of the water.
Areas affected by the annual maintenance are the Greater Port Orange water distribution system, Harbor Oaks, Allendale, Ponce Inlet, and Daytona Beach Shores, north to Thames Avenue.
Once the annual flushing and maintenance are complete, the Utility Department will return to its regular use of chloramines.
If you have any questions concerning this procedure, contact water treatment plant personnel at 386-506-5770.
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