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Chlorine Change Coming to Evansville Water

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You may notice a change in Evansville’s water, starting next week. 

 

Beginning next Monday, the Evansville Water and Sewer Utility says it will switch to a stronger disinfectant for the city’s water supply.

In a release, the utility said it will use free chlorine rather than its usual disinfectant – chloramine -- until June 22nd.

The utility calls the switch “a standard water treatment practice to keep water mains clean and free of potentially harmful bacteria.”

Officials say customers may notice a change in the taste or odor of their tap water – more like a swimming pool.

Kidney dialysis patients and fish owners will need to remove the free chloirine from the water.

Patients are advised to check with their doctors about removing the chlorine. Fish owners can use water conditioners found at pet stores.

The utility said another temporary switchover is planned for August.