NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -Grand Isle residents may notice a change to their water.
According to a news release issued by Jefferson Parish, starting Monday the Grand Isle distribution system will conduct a conversion from chloramine to free Chlorine.
Chloramine is used to maintain a disinfectant residual in the Grand Isle distribution system the majority of the year.
Chlorine levels will continue to meet the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards and are not a health risk. Although the level of chlorine will remain the same, the type of chlorine will change, according to the release issued by the parish.
Residents do not need to boil water, but if people notice a taste or smell, they should do the following:
- Run the cold-water tap for five (5) minutes when water has not been used for several hours.
- Collect and refrigerate cold tap water in an open pitcher. Run the cold-water tap for two (2) minutes before filling the pitcher, within a few hours, the chlorine taste and/or smell will disappear.
- Water filters can reduce chlorine taste and smell. Use a filter certified to meet National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) standards and remember to replace the filter cartridge as recommended by the manufacturer.