Victoria residents need to be aware that the city will be switching the public water system to a free chlorine process for a month which may affect dialysis patients and other residents.

This Sunday (April 1st), the city will switch to the process, which is expected to improve water quality in the city. Officials say the switch shouldn't be very noticeable for the most part but, some minor taste and odor changes may be present. The change is only a temporary measure, and will be changed back after a month. Officials say not only dialysis patients need to be aware of the change, but people that need to condition their water for aquariums or other needs should be aware, and take necessary precautions.

If you need more information about the change, contact either Stephen Robinson, Surface Water Treatment Plant Manager at 361-485-3415 or Donald Reese, Director of Public Works at 361-485-3380.