For the next four to six weeks, the potable water supply entering Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) Point Mugu and NBVC Port Hueneme will be temporarily disinfected with chlorine instead of the normal chloramines disinfectant. NBVC Public Works Department (PWD) performs this operation annually or semi-annually as needed to keep the growth of nitrites in the water system at a safe level.
It is unlikely that water users will notice any change in the appearance or smell of their tap water. However, if any changes are noticed, base personnel should do the following:
If a stronger than normal chlorine odor exists after an extended absence, allow the water to run for a few minutes to reduce the odor.
Should you notice a discoloration at a sink or water fountain, allow the water to flow for a few minutes to flush the line until clear water appears.
For more information, call the PWD Water System operation supervisor, Steve Latting, at 805-207-4055.
It is important to note that your drinking water will continue to be safe, of high quality, and will meet all federal and state water quality standards.