How does the City of Oviedo treat my drinking water?

Although there are several methods to eliminate pathogenic microorganisms in water, chlorination is most commonly used and is an excellent way to disinfect drinking water supplies. The City of Oviedo uses chloramines, a variation of this method, to treat and disinfect our drinking water supply. 

Chloramines are produced at water treatment plants by combining chlorinated water and ammonia. This is done to increase the effectiveness of the disinfecting material as it journeys through miles of underground pipes. It also reduces the taste and odor of water, which is purely chlorinated. 

The City of Oviedo’s treatment process for potable water meets all of the requirements established by the federal, state, and local regulatory agencies. Call 407-971-5681 to request the most recent Annual Water Quality Reports for more information and the most up-to-date water quality test results.

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1. Why does the City of Oviedo treat my drinking water?
2. How does the City of Oviedo treat my drinking water?
3. Why are we flushing?
4. Isn't flushing a waste of water?
5. Why are you changing the water disinfectant from Chloramines to Free Chlorine?
6. Is there anything I will notice during the conversion?
7. How long will it last?
8. Is this the first time you have temporarily switched the disinfectant?
9. Do other water systems make this temporary disinfectant switch?
10. How will this temporary switch affect kidney dialysis procedures?
11. I have a fish tank. How will it affect my fish?
12. Who can I contact with additional questions or concerns?