Why convert from chlorine to chloramines?
Chloramination reduces the level of certain byproducts of the chlorination process. These byproducts, called Total Trihalomethanes (TTHM) and Haloacetic Acids (HAAs), result from the reaction of chlorine with small amounts of naturally occurring organic substances in drinking water.

By converting to chloramines, the regional partnership:
-Complies with more stringent standards implemented by the Environmental Protection Agency
-Continues to supply water customers with safe and aesthetically pleasing water
-Reduces the levels of TTHMs and HAAs in drinking water

In addition, customers should notice an improvement in the taste and odor of their drinking water. With chloramination, the chlorine smell and taste in our water will be less apparent. Please call 800-426-4791 for more information.

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1. What is the current drinking water disinfection method?
2. What is chloramination?
3. Why convert from chlorine to chloramines?
4. Is chloramination safe?
5. How are kidney dialysis patients affected by chloramines and what precautions should they take?
6. How are fish affected by chloramines and what precautions should fish owners take?
7. Is it safe to wash open wounds with chloraminated water?
8. Will chloramination affect household water uses?
9. Will chloramination affect business water users?
10. Will chloramines affect the use of swimming pools?