Greensboro, NC -- A new water disinfectant will be used in some treatment facilities, starting Monday July 25th.
The City of Greensboro Water Resources Department, along with Archdale, Burlington, High Point, Jamestown, Randleman, Reidsville, and the Piedmont Triad Regional Water Authority will convert its water system disinfectant from free chlorine to chloramines.
This change will occur to comply with new, more strict drinking water regulations.
Chloramine disinfectant is a combination of chlorine and ammonia used to eliminate bacteria from drinking water.
While chloramines are safe for drinking and everyday use, kidney dialysis patients, dish and amphibian owners, and specialized industries should take special care.
As these chloramines begin to integrate into the water systems, some people may experience a different smell and slight discoloration to the water. These changes are temporary and not harmful in any way.
However, if discoloration continues or if customers have other concerns, they are asked to contact their local water utility, listed below:
High Point: 883-3111
Piedmont Triad Regional Water Authority: 498-5510