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Posted on: August 30, 2021

Annual Flushing and Maintenance of Port Orange Water Distribution System

Arial view of the Public Utilities water treatment plant

This will involve changing the disinfectant from the chloramines presently used to free chlorine. Over a period of six weeks, the free chlorine residual will move out into the distribution system, while city staff conducts a thorough flushing of all the water mains. This is done annually to maintain the water distribution system. During this time, the water continues to be of the highest quality and completely safe to drink. However, with the change in disinfectant, some customers may notice a slight difference in the taste of the water. The maintenance and flushing activities will be completed on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at which time we will return to chloramines. Areas affected by this are the greater Port Orange water distribution system, Harbor Oaks, Allendale, Ponce Inlet, and Daytona Beach Shores down to Thames Avenue. If you have any questions concerning this procedure, please feel free to contact water treatment plant personnel at (386) 506-5770.

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