Will my water taste or smell different during the free chlorine conversion?

A chlorine smell is very normal during the conversion period, as the disinfectant is transitioning from chloramines to free chlorine. Free chlorine may have a bit of a chemical odor or smell slightly like water in a swimming pool. Each individual customer has his or her own sensitivity level to the taste and/or odor of free chlorine, though many detect no change at all. Regardless of the form of chlorine in use, concentrations maintained during the conversion will be well within TCEQ and EPA standards and will be entirely safe to consume and use as normal.

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1. What is chloramine?
2. What is free chlorine?
3. What is a free chlorine conversion?
4. What is the purpose and/or benefit of a free chlorine conversion?
5. Are free chlorine conversions a common practice among water systems?
6. How long will the free chlorine conversion last?
7. Does the free chlorine conversion pose any health risks? Will the water be safe to drink and use?
8. Will my water taste or smell different during the free chlorine conversion?
9. Are free chlorine and chloramines harmful for dialysis patients?
10. Why all the flushing?
11. Could I see a drop in water pressure due to hydrant flushing in my area?
12. Can hydrant flushing in my area cause cloudiness or sediment in my water?
13. Will pool owners need to treat water differently?
14. What does this mean for aquarium and pond owners?
15. How can I remove chlorine from my water?
16. Is the free chlorine conversion associated with the coronavirus?
17. Is the free chlorine conversion a result of the water issues the city experienced during the winter storm in February?
18. Where can I learn more about drinking water disinfection and free chlorine conversions?