City of Conway begins water distribution flushing program in May
The City of Conway will be conducting a water distribution flushing program during the month of May.
Employees will flush the water mains by opening fire hydrants, allowing them to flow over a period of time. Flushing cleans out sediment that has accumulated over time. Flushing may result in some temporary discoloration and the presence of some sediment in your water. These conditions are not harmful and should only be for a short duration. Please check your water for discoloration or sediment before doing any laundry. During the complete flushing period, the water quality will be maintained safe for consumption.
The City of Conway purchases all of its drinking water from Grand Strand Water and Sewer Authority (GSWSA). During the flushing period, GSWSA will make a slight change in the water treatment process to facilitate an effective flushing and disinfection program. Throughout the year, chloramines are added to the water as the primary disinfectant, but during flushing period, free chlorine will be added. Free chlorine provides exceptional disinfection power during the flushing process. However, since free chlorine is a higher-level disinfectant, it may provide more of a chlorinic taste and odor in your drinking water.
The water is safe for dialysis patients, provided the water is treated as though it is disinfected with chloramines.
If you have an aquarium or pond, always test the water you add to your aquatic environment to be sure it is free of any chlorine before adding fish or other animals. The same practice you have used for chloramines removal works the same with free chlorine.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this matter, please contact the City of Conway at (843)397-2519.