Chlorine Cleanse Scheduled to Begin August 15, 2023
August 01, 2023
Beginning August 15, 2023 CBB Water will temporarily change its drinking water disinfectant from chloiramines to chlorine as part of our routing preventive maintenance procedures. We expect this effort to last approximately 45 days. The City of Bossier, our supplier of finished water, has informed CBB Water they the will be making a temporaty switch to chlorine in mid-August so we are flowing suit as per our procedures and in consultation with the State Department of Health. If you have any questions please contact us at 318-965-0015. Please see the Public Notice Below
CBB WATER SYSTEM, INC.
P.O. BOX 91
BENTON, LA 71006-0091
PUBLIC NOTICE: CBB WATER SYSTEM, INC. (also known as the CYPRESS BLACK BAYOU WATER SYSTEM) INTENDS TO TEMPORARILY CHANGE DRINKING WATER DISINFECTANT FROM CHLORAMINES TO CHLORINE AS A PART OF OUR ROUTINE PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES STARTING August 15, 2023.
This effort will begin on Tuesday, August 15,2023. This event is expected to last approximately 45 days.
CBB uses chloramines for disinfection of the drinking water. During the above mentioned effort, the disinfection process will be changed from chloramines to chlorine. Customers may notice open flush hydrants throughout the system during this period as required to flush the water distribution system.
Possible Noticeable Effects: It is important to understand that during this temporary change there may be discoloration or cloudiness in the water and possibly a slight chlorine odor or taste. If this is experienced you may want to run the water through the tap until it clears. Minor pressure fluctuations and small air pockets may also occur.
Is the Water Safe to Drink? Yes, the water is safe to drink throughout this process. Any odor and color issues will be nuisance only, which will subside as the flushing is completed. Customers who use tap water for kidney dialysis should consult their doctor about any necessary changes in their residual disinfectant neutralization procedures. Customers utilizing the water for aquariums should monitor both free and combined chlorine residuals.
Why is this Necessary? CBB works very closely with our finished water supplier (The City of Bossier) and the Louisiana Department of Health in a joint effort to ensure that we are delivering safe drinking water at all times. Certain procedures (which are approved by the State Department of Health) call for us to change our disinfectant to free chlorine at times that the City of Bossier makes such a change. We have been informed that the City of Bossier will make such a change on November 9, 2021; thus we have scheduled a change to free chlorine to coincide with Bossier's change. Bossier's and CBB's change to free chlorine is planned to be temporary, both lasting approximately 45 days. CBB sought permission from the State Department of Health to perform this change and such permission has been granted.
During Monday-Friday and the hours between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm members may call (318) 965-0015 with any questions regarding this effort. CBB Water System appreciates your patience and understanding as we continue our efforts to ensure safe water quality.