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Free Chlorine Residual starts Mon., June 17



The Kansas Department of Health and Environment routinely recommends that public water supplies that utilize a combined chlorine residual perform an annual cleaning of the water distribution system with a free chlorine residual. The City of Parsons utilizes a combined chlorine residual to prevent the formation of disinfection by-products which can have an adverse effect on human health. After an extended period of time, a combined chlorine residual can allow the formation of bio growths in the distribution lines. While these bio growths do not present a hazard to human health, they can deplete the chlorine residual that is necessary to prevent the spread of bacteria and viruses that can be harmful to humans.

The City of Parsons plans to use a free chlorine residual starting Monday, June 17, 2024, at 6:00 AM and run for approximately three weeks. During that period of time, you may notice some chlorine tastes and odors in the water. There is no cause for alarm, and this is being done purely as a precautionary measure, and as part of our ongoing efforts to provide the people of Parsons with the safest possible drinking water. For questions regarding this process, please contact Derek Clevenger, Director of Utilities, 620-421-7020.

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