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NTMWD Addresses Chlorine Concerns

Photo by Jez Timms
Photo by Jez Timms
The district says that cool glass of water is perectly safe to drink

The North Texas Municipal Water District says residents need not worry about drinking water safety, despite the chlorine smell. 

The district is in the middle of a 30-day cleansing of the water supply. Part of the treatment involves chlorine. Some residents have worried that the water was not safe to drink because of a stronger-than-usual chlorine smell. But the district says chlorine levels are in compliance with guidelines from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the federal Environmental Protection Agency. 

In a statement released Thursday Mick Rickman, deputy director of operations and maintenance at NTMWD, said the process is a safe and scientifically proven method for making the water supply safe. 

The cleansing process is set to end on March 26.

Scott Morgan has been an award-winning journalist since 2001. His work has appeared in several newspapers and magazines as well as online. He has also been an editor, freelancer, speaker, writing teacher, author, and podcaster.