ANNUAL FLUSHING WITH CHLORINE ONLY WILL BEGIN 8/08 FOR ABOUT 4-6 WEEKS

Our supplier, Illinois American Water will be temporarily changing the type of disinfectant used in the water as they always do at this time of year. Instead of combining the chlorine in the water with ammonia, they will be adding chlorine only. During this time Bond Madison Water will flush the distribution system using this type of disinfectant. Our annual flush of the system will begin on August 8th. We will resume normal disinfectant in approximately four to six weeks. Flushing the system lines with chlorine only disinfectant removes and prevents chemical build up in the lines. There is no need to boil the water. Many distribution systems use this type of disinfectant year-round. If an objectionable difference in odor is noticed, then allow water drawn from the tap to sit in the refrigerator for a few hours.Dialysis patients and renal care facilities should be aware of these changes and adjust their health care practices accordingly.
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