FPB to temporarily switch to chlorine

Due to necessary repairs to the chloramine feed process, the Frankfort Plant Board will temporarily switch from chloramine to free chlorine in your drinking water. FPB anticipates that this switch will last no longer than 2 weeks.  This is routine practice throughout the drinking water industry. During this time, you may notice a slight change in the taste and smell of your drinking water.

FPB, as part of it's normal operation, is monitoring both the plant and system to assure safe water for our customers.

FPB routinely collects and tests water samples to monitor for chloramine and chlorine levels as well as bacteria throughout the city and will continue to do so during this period to assure its customers that the water is safe to drink.

To reduce the taste or smell of chlorine, FPB recommends:

• Run the cold-water tap for two minutes.  Run it for five to 10 minutes when water is not usedfor several hours.

• Refrigerate cold tap water in an open pitcher. Within a few hours, the chlorine taste and odor will disappear.

• Some filters installed at your faucet or in pitchersmay reduce the chlorine taste and smell. Use a filter certified to meet NSF standards and replace the filter as recommended by the manufacturer

Individuals and business owners who take special precautions to remove chloramine from tap water, such as dialysis centers, medical facilities and aquatic pet owners, should continue to take the same precautions during the temporary switch to chlorine. Most methods for removing chloramine from tap water are effective in removing chlorine. Individuals with special health concerns should consult a health care provider on the use of tap water.   

For more information, contact FPB at 502-352-4372.