The cities of Archdale, Burlington, Greensboro, Jamestown, High Point, Randleman, Reidsville, and the Piedmont Triad Water Authority will change its disinfection process for drinking water from chlorination to chloramination in early summer 2011.
This conversion is being implemented to ensure all continue to meet or exceed water quality regulations. In particular, the Stage 2 Disinfectant/Disinfection Byproducts Rule, recently announced by the federal government, places more stringent standards on drinking water quality. Chloraminated water is safe for everyday use, however three groups should take special precautions when using chloraminated water: kidney dialysis patients, fish, pond, and amphibian owners, and specialized businesses.
In addition, the partnership will continue to seek methods for the improvement of the quality of the water provided to all consumers. Chloraminated water will provide improvements in taste and odor reduction, as the chlorine smell and taste will be less apparent. This effort is coordinated with other local water providers in a regional partnership.
To learn more about the chloramines conversion, view Frequently Asked Questions.
Informational Meeting Videos
Medical Community - held August 17, 2010
Specialized Industries - held August 17, 2010
Fish and Amphibian Owners - held September 30, 2010
Other downloadable material
Target Group Information
Medical Fish and Amphibian Specialized Industries
Environmental Protection Agency
Safe Drinking Water Hotline: 1-800-426-4791