The City of Iola Water Treatment Plant will conduct the annual free chlorine burnout of the distribution system.
The burnout will begin Oct. 5 and will last three to four weeks. The burnout consists of turning off the ammonia feed and increasing the chlorine feed in order to maintain a more uniform disinfection level throughout the distribution system.
Customers may notice a strong taste or odor of chlorine in the water. This is a normal part of the burnout process and the water is safe to drink.