The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD), Richardson’s water supplier, will conduct its annual chlorine maintenance on its water transmission system and member cities’ distribution systems March 1-29. The treatment is both a water system maintenance function as well as a water conservation measure that helps optimize drinking water quality and reduce the amount of hydrant flushing necessary during the warm weather months. The maintenance also meets guidelines set by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
Though water customers may notice a stronger taste or smell of chlorine in tap water during the maintenance period, the water is still safe for use and consumption. The NTMWD and its 13 member cities continuously test and monitor water quality throughout the year to ensure the water is safe to drink.