The water is Danvers is safe to drink even if you are noticing a change in the color and smell this week, according to the .
The water supply disinfectant was changed from chloramines to free chlorine on Friday, the DPW said in a written announcement. The move is part of the shutdown of the old Water Treatment Plant shutdown in October.
Water customers may notice a slight discoloration of their water as well as a mild chlorine odor lasting through the shutdown in October.
The change in water supply may also stir up iron in the pipes, the DPW said.
Even with the changes, the water is safe for drinking, cooking, bathing and other uses, the DPW said.
If your laundry has become discolored because of the water color, the town of Danvers is providing “Iron Out” at no charge. It is designed to remove the stains from your clothing.
“Iron Out” is available at and at the DPW Business Division at 2 Burroughs St. Additionally, it can be bought at local hardware stores when Town Hall and the DPW office is not open.
To help speed up the clarification process, the DPW will be flushing pipes in affected areas too.
For more information, contact the Danvers Department of Public Works at 978-777-0001 x3011.