Why does my water taste/smell different?

Your water may taste or smell different because the City of Deerfield Beach is temporarily changing its disinfection process.  There will be a change from chloramines (a combination of chlorine and ammonia) to chlorine only.  Water systems using chloramines periodically change to chlorine as part of a maintenance program within the water distribution system.  During this temporary change to chlorine, you may notice a slight difference in the taste or smell of your tap water.

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1. What is Free Chlorination?
2. What is Free Chlorine?
3. What is Chloramine?
4. How is chlorine added to drinking water?
5. How long has U.S. drinking water been chlorinated?
6. How common is chlorine disinfection of drinking water?
7. Is chlorine in drinking water safe?
8. How long will the free chlorination process last?
9. Is this the first time the City of Deerfield Beach has used free chlorintation?
10. Do other cities perform free chlorination?
11. Does free chlorination change or affect water quality?
12. Will I notice a change in my water?
13. Why does my water taste/smell different?
14. What can I do to improve the water taste/smell?
15. Why are you doing this during this time of the year?
16. What are the methods for removing chlorine/chloramines from fish aquariums?
17. I notice the hydrant on my street flowing, is this part of the free chlorination process?