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Flushing occurring in north Fort Worth as a preventative measure

Posted March 9, 2018

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Daily monitoring has shown some lower than normal disinfectant levels in parts of the north Fort Worth water distribution system, particularly in the areas of Morris Dido Newark Road and Bonds Ranch Road. While the disinfectant levels are lower than normal, the water quality continues to meet all state and federal standards.

The situation is attributed to very low water use coupled with a chemical feed issue at the Eagle Mountain Water Plant. Low water use increases water age, which leads to lower disinfectant levels.

The Water Department is implementing the recognized best management practice for these situations — flushing the older water out of the system by opening fire hydrants. Flushing moves the new water with higher disinfectant levels to the affected parts of the distribution system. The Water Department’s primary responsibility is to protect public health, and flushing is done to ensure the water quality remains good.

The large white tablets used at the flushing sites are to safely remove chlorine from the water in order to protect aquatic life in nearby streams.

To learn more, contact the Water Department or call the Customer Service Center at 817-392-4477.

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