Shelbyville Water System Announces Disinfectant Conversion Starts Sept. 26

September 23, 2022 - The Shelbyville Water System, ID # 2100014 will temporarily convert the disinfectant used in the distribution system from chloramine to free chlorine. The conversion will begin September 26, 2022 and continue through October 25, 2022. During this period, you may experience taste and odor changes associated with this type of temporary disinfectant conversion.

Public water systems are required to properly disinfect their water and maintain an adequate disinfectant residual in the distribution system. Chloramine, free chlorine combined with ammonia, is widely used as a disinfectant because it persists for long periods while limiting the formation o f disinfection by-product contaminants. Prolonged use of chlorarnines coupled with other factors that can affect water quality, such as high temperatures or stagnation o f water, may result in the growth and/or persistence o f organic matter within the pipes of the distribution system, which may hinder the ability to maintain an adequate disinfectant residual. A temporary conversion to free chlorine, partnered with flushing activities, helps to rid distribution pipes o f this organic matter and improve the quality of your water overall.

Shelbyville water has chosen to implement a temporary disinfectant conversion to free chlorine based on the following: ROUTINE MAINTENANCE

Share this information with all people who drink this water, especially those who may not see this notice directly.

If you have questions regarding this matter, you may contact Rodney Warr at 936 591-5338.