Every year, NTMWD performs chlorine maintenance on our water transmission systems and customer’s distribution systems prior to the warm months to help maintain the quality of our drinking water. Maintenance will begin February 26, 2018 and conclude March 26, 2018.
Chlorine maintenance does not have a negative effect on water quality. While water may take on a slightly different taste or smell, this does not alter the quality of the drinking water provided to consumers. The water remains safe to use and drink.
To help with this disinfection maintenance, the cities may need to flush the lines by opening some fire hydrants. This helps push the chlorine through the system faster. NTMWD and its Member City and Customer water providers continuously test and monitor water quality within the regional and local systems to ensure the water is safe to drink.