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SD's water to be flushed with chlorine

San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders says city officials will move ahead next week with plans to flush San Diego's water delivery system with chlorine. KPBS Reporter Erik Anderson has details.

San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders says city officials will move ahead next week with plans to flush San Diego's water delivery system with chlorine. KPBS Reporter Erik Anderson has details.

San Diego water officials will move forward with plans to flush a bacterial slime out of the city's water deliver pipes. Straight chlorine will replace an ammonia chlorine mixture.

It was supposed to happen last month, but some city officials say residents were NOT given enough notice. Mayor Jerry Sanders says that's been changed.

Sanders: "I have to thank councilmember Frye and the city attorney Michael Aguirre for bringing this issue up. For talking about it. Its allowed us to work with our water department. They've done a great job of putting together a plan to get this information out to everybody."

Sanders says most people won't notice anything, but some could smell or taste the chlorine. The four week dose of chlorine could affect people with dialysis. It could also harm captive fish if it is put in their tanks.
Erik Anderson KPBS News.