Huntsville in process of cleansing water
Published: Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 00:10
Routine maintenance on Huntsville's water distribution will cause a noticeable difference in tap water while the system is being worked on, according to a City of Huntsville press release.
A city wide cleanse will be taking place between Oct. 2 to Oct. 22 to flush out impurities.
This cleanse will involve the use of stronger disinfectants and the flushing of the water mains to help maintain a bacteria-free environment.
Water Services Superintendent, Joyce Hubbard said that the adjustment has been recommended by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
“The City of Huntsville utilizes a combination of surface water and groundwater to meet the needs of citizens, and under normal circumstances, chloramine disinfection – a mixture of chlorine and ammonia – is used to treat the water,” Hubbard said. “During this time period the city will be using free chlorine, a slightly stronger disinfectant than chloramines, which can be used to remove any nitrification that may be occurring in the distribution system.”