City to Flush Water Systems 7/12/12
City of Midland
July 12, 2012
(Thursday, July 12, 2012) – Midland, Texas - Starting Monday, July 16th, the City of Midland will begin a water distribution system burn out to control biofilm (a naturally occurring organic matter) in our water distribution system. Biofilms occur as a slight light film growing inside distribution pipes and can cause water to have a bad taste or smell, and if left untreated, could eventually lead to nitrification or corrosive water. By changing disinfectants from chloramines to chlorine for a brief time, these undesirable films can be eliminated.
Residents may experience a slight chlorine odor as purification continues through the system. The odor will not last more than a couple of days. The water is not, nor will it be, harmful and is perfectly safe to use and consume.
Residents need not alter their daily routine usage.
This process will take 30 days. Once the burn out is completed, the city will return to its normal usage of chloramines.
We thank you for your patience during this process as we strive to provide the safest and freshest water available to our customers.