For system maintenance the Gloucester DPW on October 6, 2021, switched the Water Distribution System disinfectant from monochloramine to chlorine, and will switch back to monochloramine on Wednesday November 17, 2021. Flushing in the distribution system will begin next Wednesday November 17, by DPW crews for a week to restore monochloramine throughout the distribution system.
If discolored water is experienced, running of cold water is recommended as flushing can disturb normal flow patterns. If water quality problems persist please call the DPW at 978-325-5600, so spot flushing can be performed as necessary. Monochloramine is the main Chloramine used for disinfection in the distribution system. It is formed when dilute concentrations of chlorine and ammonia are combined at the water treatment plants.