City of Lake Charles flushing South Lake Charles water lines - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

City of Lake Charles flushing South Lake Charles water lines

The City of Lake Charles has begun flushing water lines in South Lake Charles.

The flushing is part of an effort to disinfect the city's water distribution system by switching from chloramines to free chlorine to reduce biofilm and nitrification.

During this process, some residents may experience discolored water, a strong chlorine odor or low water pressure. In some cases, there may also be disruptions to water service. City crews will be on standby to respond.

The water lines in Central and North Lake Charles have already been flushed. The City of Lake Charles says it may recleanse parts of the water lines that are still experiencing discolored water or issues with residual substances.

In cases with severely or lingering discolored water, residents can call the city's Water Quality Department at 491-1598 or 491-1554. The after hours number if 491-1483.

For more information, call 491-1479.

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