Waxahachie to change water disinfectant on Feb. 1 Share:Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Posted in Waxahachie on January 17, 2016 by Staff Report Photo courtesy City of Waxahachie. WAXAHACHIE — The City of Waxahachie water customers may notice a change in the taste of their drinking water for the next few weeks beginning on February 1.The city is temporarily converting to the use of free chlorine disinfectant to disinfect the drinking water. This change will be effective for a four week period.At the end of the four weeks the city will convert back to a chloramines disinfectant and the utility crews will be flushing fire hydrants to remove any excess buildup of materials.This proactive program is required to remove material buildup within the distribution system after prolonged use of alternative disinfectant methods. The conversion to free chlorine will take place on Monday, February 1, 2016. The city will switch back to a chloramines disinfectant on Sunday, February 28, 2016.During this temporary conversion, citizens may detect a slight chlorine odor. This program will not affect the water quality in any regards to its use.However, customers who undergo kidney dialysis should consult with your physician prior to treatment during this period, and aquatic pet owners should take appropriate safeguards to protect those pets during this timeframe.For questions regarding this program, citizens may contact Kendall Borg, Water Treatment Superintendent at (469) 309-4361, e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or Rita Munoz, Administrative Secretary at (469) 309-4320, email@example.com. You may also be interested in readingMidlothian to change water disinfectant near Feb. 1City of Italy water system violates lead and chlorine reporting regulationsCity of Ferris correcting chlorine levels in waterCity of Waxahachie reverses decision for department-based EMS servicesShooting event scheduled in April to help wounded veteransVideo: Firefighters rescue mother and daughter in high water on FM 876City of Waxahachie to provide fire-based EMSCrossroads of Texas Film Festival tickets on saleWaxahachie free disposal days set for May 5 through May 9Ferris ISD ceases use of city water for consumption ← County Commissioner launches effort to save Italy WalmartMidlothian to change water disinfectant near Feb. 1 → You must log in to post a comment.