11/3/2017 2:18:00 PM Routine addition of chlorine underway in Lindstrom system
The water customers of the City of Lindstrom can expect to see about another week of chlorination of city water, and Public Works Director Mark Dzubay is confident there won’t be any additional measures needed once this response to a coliform non-compliant city water sample is complete. He said the problem was more than likely due to handling of the sample and he has no concern about the city water system.
Lindstrom was notified that its water sample wasn’t in conformance with health department total coliform standards and that the response is for chlorine to be introduced into the municipal system for a prescribed time period. Dzubay said the chemical treatment is put into the system at the wellhouse.
He added that Lindstrom did this once before when highway reconstruction was completed and sections of the system had been worked on.
Lindstrom’s chlorination response started about the middle of October and Dzubay said the city maintains a required concentration until the re-sample is requested and cleared by the state.
There is no imminent health risk associated with this, if there were a public health advisory and immediate personal notification of city customers would be required.
It is a good idea for anybody providing bait or private aquarium owners and similar uses, to not use the chlorinated water.