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Posted on: February 25, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Water Treatment Altered During March Each Year

Although your water is perfectly safe to drink, it might smell and taste more like chlorine during March.

This is because treatment plants change how they disinfect water each March.

State and federal rules require a balancing of treatment methods for safe drinking water.

Water plants throughout the state do this month-long switchover each year.

Kidney dialysis users should be aware that the water may contain chloramines, chlorine, or a mixture during March.

Call the Town’s Public Works Department at (919) 552-5920 if you have questions or concerns.

During April, the treatment water plant will return to the use of chloramines for disinfection.

Mixtures of chlorine and chloramines may be present during the early days of April.

Aquarium owners should use neutralizers that work on chlorine as well as chloramines.

The flushing of lines during this period may cause minor discoloration of the water. However, it remains safe to drink.

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