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Fire Hydrant Flushing to Begin in Brick Sept. 18, BTMUA to Temporarily Switch Water Treatments

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The Brick Township Municipal Utilities Authority, BTMUA (Photo: Daniel Nee)
The Brick Township Municipal Utilities Authority, BTMUA (Photo: Daniel Nee)

The Brick Township Municipal Utilities Authority said it will begin its annual flushing of fire hydrants Sept. 18, a process that will take two months to cover the entire town.

During the two-month period, the BTMUA said it will temporarily modify the disinfection process of water treatment from chloramine residuals to free chlorine. Free chlorine, a statement from the agency said, is commonly used in public water supplies as a disinfectant. As a result of the temporary change in disinfection type, customers may experience a more noticeable chlorine taste and odor in their tap.

“In addition, you may experience low water pressure and some discoloration of water,” the statement said. “This is normal and no cause for concern.”

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During flushing, BTMUA employees will be working along roadways.

“If you are driving in areas where flushing is taking place, please drive cautiously for the safety of yourself and other employees,” the statement said. “Thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience while we complete this important annual maintenance program.”

Anyone with questions can call Brick Utilities at 732-458-7000 ext. 5389.