With the approval of state regulators, Aqua Indiana will reconnect about 1,200 homes to Aqua’s water supply and disconnect them from Fort Wayne City Utilities’ water Thursday.
The affected homes are in the Shorewood, Whispering Woods, Whispering Meadows, Falls of Beaver Creek, Abbey Place, Abbey Place Villas, Brenton Glens and Wescott Ridge subdivisions, Aqua Indiana said. Aqua plans to reconnect customers to its water system on at noon Thursday.
The change in water supplies will result in a change in the disinfection residual in the water. Aqua uses a “free” chlorine disinfectant while Fort Wayne uses a chloramine (or “combined” chlorine) disinfectant in its distribution system. Hospitals, dialysis patients, tropical fish tank owners and residents with pools should be aware of the chlorination changes and make adjustments accordingly.
Aqua Indiana cautions customers that they may see a slight discoloration in your water right after the reconnection because the water will begin moving through the pipes in a different direction. Aqua technicians will be in the area to immediately flush water mains to minimize this impact. Call Aqua Indiana at 877-987-2782 to report continuing discoloration.