Frequent Questions

We are going to be changing our water system's disinfection practice. Is there a public notification requirement when a system switches from chlorine to chloramines?

There is no formal notification requirement when a system changes its disinfection practice, but there are important reasons to do so when changing to chloramines. Since kidney dialysis patients will be affected, dialysis centers, hospitals, and other health care providers must be notified. Chloramines must be removed from water used for dialysis, and is more difficult than chlorine removal. In addition, because chloramines are toxic to fish, pet stores and aquariums should be notified so that they can remove any residual chloramines.
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