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Operational issues at Shreveport Water plant may cause chlorine smell

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SHREVEPORT, La. (KTBS) -

Shreveport residents may notice a disinfectant odor to their water for a few days.

The City of Shreveport released Wednesday that they're experiencing some operational issues with its ammonia feed system at the Amiss Water Treatment Plant. As a result, they're feeding free chlorine instead of chloramines as the disinfectant in their water treatment process. Many other water systems regularly use free chlorine as a means of potable water disinfection and the method is approved by the USEPA.

The change in the treatment process is expected to last several days until technicians can repair the ammonia system. Meanwhile, the water is still safe to drink but may have a slight chlorine smell.

Any questions or concerns can be directed to the Department of Water and Sewerage at 673-7660.

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