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Starting on Monday, July 16th, P.W.W.S.D. #11 (also known as Bone Creek) will start their annual "Burnout" period. What happens during a burnout is Bone Creek will stop feeding ammonia and revert to free chlorine residual for a period of four weeks. This is required by state regulations as per the Kansas Department of Health & Environment (KDHE) and the water is safe to drink. The purpose of this burnout is to remove any excess ammonia, bio-films, or nitrification in our water lines. Some residents may notice a chlorine smell or "funny" taste to the water. The "Burnout" period will end on August 20, 2018.
Also, during this time the Fire Department will be flushing fire hydrants throughout town. This will hasten the change of chloramines to free chlorine and to help remove bio-growth. Please be aware that while flushing may cause temporary brown, dark, or rusty discoloration in the water, the water is still safe and meets all federal & state requirements. As a precaution, customers may want to check their water for any discoloration before washing white loads of laundry.