Think the water out of your tap tastes a little funny this weekend?
If you live in South Jordan or West Jordan, you're not losing your mind - or your taste buds.David Ovard, general manager of the Salt Lake County Water Conservancy District, said some residents in the southwest part of the valley might have noticed a subtle change in their drinking water beginning Thursday or Friday.
That's when the district's treatment plant in Bluffdale came back on line after a six-week hiatus for annual maintenance. Residents in South Jordan and West Jordan, who had been receiving water from a treatment plant in Sandy, were switched back onto water from the Bluffdale plant late in the week.
What's the difference?
Water at the Jordan Valley plant in Bluffdale is treated with gaseous chlorine. Water at the Southeast Regional plant in Sandy is treated with sodium hypochlorite, a liquid. A subtle difference in taste can be detected, Ovard said, but there is no difference in water quality.
"At no time has the chlorine exceeded anything out of the normal parameters," Ovard said Saturday. "There is just a slight difference in taste between the two, but there's nothing to be alarmed about."
South Jordan officials flushed out the city's water lines on Friday just in case.
The Salt Lake County Water Conservancy District supplies a majority of the drinking water to Salt Lake Valley communities, excluding Salt Lake City.