Temporary Change Expected For Iowa American Water Customers


If your water looks or smells a little different in the next few weeks, don't panic.

Iowa American Water is planning to adjust its treatment process in the Iowa Quad Cities as part of its regular, ongoing water main flushing program.

From Sunday, April 27 - Tuesday, May 27, 2014, they'll be switching the disinfection method to a form a chlorine know as "free chlorine" which doesn't contain ammonia.

Iowa American Water say due to the temporary change in the type of chlorine, customers may experience a more noticeable chlorine taste or odor in their tap water during the next four weeks.

They add, there is no reason for concern. This is due to the switch in chlorine type only.  

According to officials, the temporary switch in treatment is designed to aid in the flushing of water mains and ensure high water quality standards.

More information can be found in an Iowa American Water press release.

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