Chlorine Burnout Will Take Five Weeks

City of Fort Scott – Press Release

The City of Fort Scott Water Utility will be initializing a free chlorine burnout of the water distribution system starting Thursday, August 27th and ending as soon as a free chlorine residual is established throughout the entire system (approx. 5 weeks).

This burnout is necessary maintenance of the water distribution system which will help maintain State standards for disinfection residual levels and ultimately maintain the high water quality that you have come to expect.

Occasionally during this process customers may temporarily experience low pressures, taste or odors, discolored water, or even some sediment in their water.

We do apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Any questions, concerns, or comments are welcome.

Please contact the Water Treatment Plant at 223-5160 between 8:00 A.M. and 4:30 P.M. Monday through Friday.

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