Midland's Water Flush

Midland's Water Flush

If you live in Midland, you may notice something different about your water. It may smell like Chlorine and it could linger for the entire month.
MIDLAND, TX (Local Big 2 News) -- If you live in Midland, you may notice something different about your water. It may smell like Chlorine, and it could linger for the entire month. It's all part of what the Tall City calls it's annual flush.

"When you turn on your faucet, you'll get a chlorine smell, when you're in the shower, you'll smell chlorine a little more strong," said Utilities Director of the City of Midland, Holly Rosas.

At least for the next thirty days.
This is part of a routine flush the City of Midland does once a year to ensure quality of the water.

"It's called a free chlorination burn where we switch our disinfectants," said Rosas.

But the flush has residents like Eddie Hernandez worried.

"I think it's very dangerous, in many ways," said Hernandez.

Other residents like Tony Griggs hesitate to drink a glass of water.

"I really don't think it's appropriate to drink, you know, I don't want to drink water with chlorine in it," said Griggs.

He told me the extra Chlorine concerns him about his children's health.

"When it comes to water and stuff like that, it's very essential, so I want to make sure that my kids are drinking the most appropriate thing to help them out," said Griggs.

But Holly Rosas, the Utilities Director for the City of Midland tells me residents have nothing to worry about.

"It's completely safe," said Rosas.

The city points out this flush happens every year, it's an important part of keeping the water here clean.

"We're doing this to make sure that our drinking water is up to the highest quality we can possibly have it," said Rosas.
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