The cities of Archdale, Burlington, Greensboro, Jamestown, High Point, Randleman, Reidsville, and the Piedmont Triad Water Authority changed their disinfection process for drinking water from chlorination to chloramination in summer 2011.
The conversion was implemented to ensure all cities continue to meet or exceed water quality regulations, such as the federal Stage 2 Disinfectant/Disinfection Byproducts Rule, which 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.
These cities will continue to seek methods for the improvement of the quality of the water provided to all consumers.
To learn more about the chloramines conversion, view Frequently Asked Questions.
Project Public Outreach
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
Fish and Amphibian
Environmental Protection Agency
Safe Drinking Water Hotline: 1-800-426-4791