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Water line flushing occurring in north Fort Worth as a preventative measure

Posted July 14, 2017

Daily monitoring has shown some lower than normal disinfectant levels in parts of the north Fort Worth water distribution system.

While the disinfectant levels are lower than normal, the water quality continues to meet all state and federal standards.

The Water Department is implementing the recognized best management practice for these situations – flushing the older water out of the system by opening fire hydrants. Flushing moves the new water with higher disinfectant levels to the affected parts of the distribution system. The city’s primary responsibility is to protect public health.

The large, white tablets used at the flushing sites are to remove chlorine from the water in order to protect aquatic life in nearby streams.

To learn more, contact the city’s Water Department Customer Service Center at 817-392-4477.

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