The City of Cleburne will begin an enhanced potable water disinfection process today. The city will switch from disinfecting treated water with chloramine to a more potent free chlorine. This Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) approved process will take 30 days. This process is scheduled to begin immediately and the city will issue another notice before switching back to chloramine. The City has performed this treatment switch on a periodic basis so long-time residents may be familiar with the process.
During this time, water customers may notice a slight chlorine odor and taste to the water. As always, the water remains safe for drinking, bathing, and other daily activities. Those with aquatic animals may need to apply further treatment to potable water. This is a temporary measure to continually provide quality consumable water. Many water treatment plants, including Cleburne’s, normally treat water with chloramine. The temporary conversion to free chlorine helps to improve the disinfection process.
For questions and concerns, please contact the Water Utility Office at 817.645.0946. Read the Frequently-Asked-Questions from TCEQ