Starting on April 12th, 2023, the City of Williamsburg will be changing the disinfectant that we use from chloramines to free chlorine as part of our maintenance program to assure the highest quality of drinking water is delivered to your home. Flushing of the distribution system will occur starting April 24th, 2023, and run through May 5th, 2023. After that time, we will be changing back from free chlorine to chloramines.
During this time you may notice a chlorine odor in your drinking water. You may also experience periods of discolored water as a result of the flushing. You can help alleviate this discoloration by turning on your faucets and running the water until it clears.
Water customers should be aware that residual traces of ammonia and chlorine must be removed from the water prior to its use in fish aquariums and ponds, kidney dialysis and some commercial manufacturing of food and beverage. Kidney dialysis patients should follow your doctor’s recommendations. Medical centers that perform dialysis commonly remove the chloramines or chlorine that enters the dialysis machines. You should consult your physician if you have any questions or concerns regarding the use of water for dialysis.
Please contact Williamsburg Public Works at 319-330-8638 for further information or with any questions. You will be notified prior to the change back to chloramines.
Thank you, Williamsburg Public Works