The City of Cleburne will begin its temporary enhanced potable water disinfection process on Monday, Oct. 16 around 8 a.m. At that time, the City will switch from disinfecting treated water with chloramine to a more potent free chlorine. The duration of the process will be 30 days.
Many water treatment plants—including Cleburne’s—normally treat water with chloramine, and the temporary conversion to free chlorine helps to improve the overall disinfection. This is a temporary measure to continually provide quality consumable water.
During this process, water customers may notice a slight chlorine odor and taste to the water. Please know that 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.
Residents may be familiar with the treatment, as the City has historically performed this treatment switch on a periodic basis.
The process is scheduled to be completed by Wednesday, Nov. 15.
More information about this Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)-approved process is available here.