Free Chlorine Burn to Begin in October

Kara BanksCity News

The City of Edgerton has been notified that our water supplier at Miami County Rural Water District #2 will begin a free chlorine burn on October 15. 

The free chlorine will likely take about 2 weeks to reach Edgerton. This burn is not harmful and the water quality will not change. Customers may notice a stronger than normal smell or taste of chlorine in the water. This is only temporary and is necessary to remove or “burn out” any bacteria that does not show up in routine sampling. 

If you notice any discoloration in your water, please flush your lines for a few minutes. If the discoloration continues, call City Hall at 913-893-6231 so we can flush the lines around your area. The City of Edgerton Utilities Department is committed to keeping your water safe to drink. 

From Miami County Rural Water District #2: 
Starting Sunday October 15th, 2023, thru Wednesday November 15th, 2023, our water treatment facility will be transitioning to a month-long Free Chlorine Conversion Process (“Free Burn”). This conversion is being completed as a preventative strategy to remove excess ammonia build up in our distribution system that can accumulate over time and lead to nitrification.