The City of Commerce public water system, 1160003, will temporarily convert the disinfectant used in the distribution system from chloramine to free chlorine. The conversion will begin on Sunday, March 15, 2020 and continue through Wednesday, April 15, 2020. During this period, you may experience taste and odor changes associated with this type of temporary disinfectant conversion.
Public water systems are required to properly disinfect their water and maintain an adequate disinfectant residual in the distribution system. Chloramine coupled with other factors that can impact water quality, such as high temperatures or stagnation of water, may result in the growth and/or persistence of organic matter within the pipes of the distribution system, which may hinder the ability to maintain an adequate disinfectant residual. A temporary conversion to free chlorine, partnered with flushing activities, help to rid distribution pipes of this organic matter and improve the quality of your water overall.
City of Commerce has chosen to implement a temporary conversion to free chlorine for routine preventive maintenance of the distribution system.
Please share this information with all people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly.
If you have questions regarding this matter, you may contact Anita Moore at (903) 886-1156.