Town of Tyler to initiate water disinfection process, residents may notice change


TYLER, Texas (KETK) – The town of Tyler is changing its water disinfection process. The change will take approximately four weeks from October 4 to 31.

“We are doing our annual free chlorine conversion. It’s a kind of preventative maintenance that we do every year in the water supply system, but what it does is kind of a clean slate of the water supply system, ”said Kate Dietz, Director of Public Services.

Usually there are no noticeable changes during this period. You may notice a difference in taste or smell and a slight discoloration in your water. If this happens, you should not wash your clothes as it may cause stains.

“We tell you about it mainly because we don’t want it messing up your laundry, and we don’t want you to worry about it when it comes out of your faucet and when it happens a lot, one of the best things you you can do is run water in a tub, ”Dietz said.

Tyler began using this process for annual routine maintenance in 2014.

“We are trying to improve the water quality throughout the water supply system, and that is not an answer, and it is not based on anything. It’s really just preventative, and we’re doing it to maintain the quality of our water in our system, ”said Dietz.

Pressure drops may also be encountered due to the city’s intensive flushing efforts. The changes in water quality associated with conversions are generally short-lived and do not pose a risk to public health.

It is recommended that dialysis patients consult their doctor before the convention. If you have a fish or an aquarium, you may need to modify the water pretreatment process.


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