Chlorine ‘burnout’ scheduled for Bowie water system

Youngsters toured the city water plant on a school outing. (News file photo)

City of Bowie residents may notice some minor odor and taste issues with their water as the water treatment system changes the disinfectant during the next 28 days.

Ramon Johnson, public works director, said from June 22 to July 20 the city staff will be conducting what is called a “chlorine burnout.”

He explained the plant uses a combination of ammonia and chlorine in the water system called chloramines. However, over time ammonia builds up in the system and the plant must change over to straight chlorine for 28 days to clear it.

Read the full story in the mid-week News. Pictured : Bowie Intermediate students visited the Bowie Water Treatment Plant during the spring. (File photo)