Too much chlorine has Herriman Water Dept. flushing system

Photo: Facebook

HERRIMAN, Utah, Nov. 8, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — The Herriman Water Department, Salt Lake County Health Department and the Utah Division of Drinking Water have been working to restore chlorine levels to the standard level in areas that experienced an increase, the city said late Friday afternoon.

Residents were alerted on Wednesday that chlorine levels in the water were higher than usual in some parts of the city.

On Thursday morning, city officials said in a Facebook post that the water department spent much of Wednesday night flushing the system and was still flushing it Thursday “in isolated areas where the residuals are still higher.”

They also indicated that much of the city’s levels were back to normal.

The city posted in regular updates, “Residents may continue to experience elevated levels of Chlorine until the water has also been flushed through your home’s plumbing system,” and “If you continue to notice a higher concentration of Chlorinated water we again suggest you flush your home’s system to ensure the plumbing, like a hot water heater, is no longer housing the higher concentrated water from later Tuesday/Wednesday.”

It was suggested that “If you’d like to speed up the process, you may consider flushing your home’s system by turning on each tap for a couple of minutes to help move the water through the system.”

The blue indicates areas where chlorine levels are elevated. Image: Herriman City/Facebook

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