Why is there a chlorine smell in my water?

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment recommends all cities switch from chloramines to free chlorine for a short period each year to thoroughly disinfect the distribution system. The type of chlorine normally in the water, chloramines, has no chlorine taste or odor, which most people prefer, but it is not as powerful a disinfectant as free chlorine. Most people will notice the change in the taste while we perform this recommended switch for a short period each year.

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1. How does the city treat our drinking water?
2. Where does the city get its water?
3. What is blue-green algae and is it a problem in El Dorado Lake?
4. What is the quality of our drinking water?
5. How do I figure out my water, sewer, trash bill, how much water did I use?
6. How do I identify a city employee?
7. Why is there a chlorine smell in my water?
8. Is my water fluoridated?
9. Why did I receive a backflow prevention letter?
10. How do I report a leak or sewer backup?