City of Plano News

Posted on: March 2, 2017

How Does Your Water Taste?

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If you are sensitive to taste and smell, you may notice a slight change in our drinking water from March 13 to April 10. Don’t worry, the water is safe to drink. Watch the video!

Our water supplier, the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD), is performing annual chlorine maintenance to the system.

You will see city hydrants open in some areas as we flush our lines for maximum benefit. This extra effort helps keep our chloramine residuals in check with Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) requirements. The NTMWD adds chloramines, a combination of chlorine and ammonia to the water supply at its treatment plant in Wylie. Chloramines are designed to prevent the growth of bacteria. Over time chloramines break down, leaving the water unprotected. Cities like Plano flush hydrants to keep water circulating. It's the best prevention to make sure water flows free of bacteria and is safe to use. 

Read up on chlorine maintenance at the NTMWD website.

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