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Posted on: February 27, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Water Treatment Method Changes During March

Your drinking water might smell and taste more like chlorine during March because of an annual change in treatment methods. However, it remains safe to drink.

For many years, the state has required this month-long switch-over for a balancing of treatment methods.

Ordinarily, the water treatment plant that supplies Holly Springs disinfects with chloramines, a mixture of chlorine and ammonia. During March each year, however, the plant suspends the addition of ammonia. 

Kidney dialysis users should know that the water might contain chloramines, chlorine, or a mixture during March.

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

Call our Public Works Department at (919) 552-5920 if you have concerns.

During April, the treatment plant will return to 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.

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