Your drinking water might smell and taste more like chlorine in March because of an annual change in treatment methods. However, it will still be safe to drink.
The state requires this month-long switchover each year for a balancing of treatment methods. Ordinarily, the water treatment plant that supplies our town disinfects with chloramines, a mixture of chlorine and ammonia.
During March each year, the plant suspends the addition of ammonia. Kidney dialysis users should know that the water might contain chloramines, chlorine, or a mixture in March.
Call Public Works at (919) 552-5920 with questions.
During April, the plant will return to chloramines for disinfection. Chlorine and chloramine mixtures may be present in early April. Aquarium owners should use neutralizers that work on chlorine and chloramines.