Water main break reported by Clifton Water

A water main break has forced the Clifton Water District to tap into Ute Water’s system while repairs happen.

“We ask that our customers voluntarily limit their outdoor watering use today to help maintain our water supplies during the repair activities,” Clifton water said in a release this morning.

The release also noted Ute Water contains chloramines, a different method of disinfection than used by the Clifton Water.

“Some customers in isolated areas may notice a temporary variation in color and odor of the water while the chloraminated water is introduced into the distribution system,” the release said. “These temporary impacts on water quality are similar to those experienced when a water main is replaced or routine maintenance is performed on the water distribution system and will cease as the system stabilizes.

Customers who have fish and kidney dialysis patients should take note of the change.

“Like chlorinated water, the chloraminated water will need to be treated before being used in fish aquariums and kidney dialysis machines. Fish aquarium owners will need to add a de-chlorinating chemical to the water,” the release said. “This chemical is widely available at most pet stores.”




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