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Water Department: Flushing occurring in North Fort Worth as preventative measure

Posted April 16, 2019

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The Fort Worth Water Department is starting extensive flushing in north Fort Worth as a preventative measure to maintain drinking water quality. The area of Fort Worth impacted is north of Loop 820 from Lake Worth and Eagle Mountain Lake on the west, to Denton Highway on the east.

The Water Department’s primary responsibility is to protect public health. Daily monitoring has shown lower than normal disinfectant levels in parts of the north Fort Worth distribution system.

While the disinfectant levels are lower than normal, the water quality has continued to meet all state and federal standards. Flushing is being done to make sure the quality remains good. Flushing is the recognized best management practice for these situations.

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

Other cities that purchase drinking water through connections in north Fort Worth may be impacted.

To learn more, call the Customer Service Center at 817-392-4477 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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