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Water Quality Preventative Maintenance Program Begins March 5

Post Date:02/28/2018 1:30 PM

Beginning on March 5, local municipalities will conduct a routine water quality preventative maintenance program. Participants are Greensboro, Archdale, Burlington, High Point, Jamestown, Randleman, Reidsville, and the Piedmont Triad Regional Water Authority. This process will involve temporarily using chlorine instead of chloramines to disinfect drinking water. This switch helps maintain the safety of drinking water and optimizes the water quality in our distribution systems.

The switch to chlorine will continue through the week of May 7. During this time, some users may notice temporary taste or odor differences in their tap water. This is a normal part of the transition and it does not impact water quality. Both chlorinated and chloraminated water are safe for drinking, cooking, and other general uses.  Specialized industries such as medical facilities offering kidney dialysis, fish tanks and pond owners, and some businesses that use water in their production processes may require adjustments to their current filtration and treatment systems.

Questions? Call the City's Dell Harney, water supply manager, at 336-373-7900 or the Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 800-426-4791. Also, visit the Environmental Protection Agency and Water Quality Preventative Maintenance Program websites.



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