Can hydrant flushing in my area cause cloudiness or sediment in my water?

The flushing process can stir up sediments and minerals in water mains that may make it into customer service lines, resulting in some short-term cloudiness or discoloration.  If you encounter this condition, flush faucets, tubs and toilets until the water clears.  Clothing should not be washed during times of discoloration to reduce the possibility of staining. Prior to washing clothing, customers may want to run a little water in a bathtub to check for discoloration.

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1. What is chloramine?
2. What is free chlorine?
3. What is a free chlorine conversion?
4. What is the purpose and/or benefit of a free chlorine conversion?
5. Are free chlorine conversions a common practice among water systems?
6. How long will the free chlorine conversion last?
7. Does the free chlorine conversion pose any health risks? Will the water be safe to drink and use?
8. Will my water taste or smell different during the free chlorine conversion?
9. Are free chlorine and chloramines harmful for dialysis patients?
10. Why all the flushing?
11. Could I see a drop in water pressure due to hydrant flushing in my area?
12. Can hydrant flushing in my area cause cloudiness or sediment in my water?
13. Will pool owners need to treat water differently?
14. What does this mean for aquarium and pond owners?
15. How can I remove chlorine from my water?
16. Is the free chlorine conversion associated with the coronavirus?
17. Is this the first time that the city has implemented a free chlorine conversion?
18. Where can I learn more about drinking water disinfection and free chlorine conversions?