FORT LIBERTY WATER ALERT
Beginning Wednesday, March 1, 2024, Fort Liberty’s water suppliers, Harnett County and Fayetteville Public Works Commission (PWC), will temporarily change their disinfection method from chloramines (free chlorine with ammonia added) to free chlorine only. The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality requires all water systems that add ammonia to their drinking water to discontinue its use for a one-month period annually to ensure that any biological growth that may have occurred within the distribution system is controlled. Both suppliers will resume adding ammonia to the water treatment disinfection process on Monday, April 1, 2024.
Some water users may notice a chlorine odor as a result of this change in the treatment process. Throughout the month of March, ASUS will perform flushing at multiple hydrant locations in order to expedite the change of chloramine to chlorine residual throughout the system. Some customers may also experience periods of discolored water as a result of the required distribution-system flushing that will accompany this change back to chlorine-only disinfection. Discoloration can be mitigated by allowing faucets to run until the water clears.
Fort Liberty Water Alert Resources:
Notice of Change in Drinking Water Disinfection Method
Frequently Asked Questions Concerning the Change in Water Disinfection Process
2024 Flushing Schedule_March CI2 Burnout