As part of the operating permit issued by the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, municipal systems using chloramines for water disinfection must revert to using only chlorine once per year to ensure good overall water quality in their distribution piping systems.
The City of Monroe is planning this conversion, which will begin Oct. 1 and last approximately four weeks. Fire hydrant flushing will occur on weekends during this period. A follow-up news release will be issued when the conversion back to chloramines is scheduled. While most customers will not notice the change, some may notice a slight change in the taste of their water.
There are special groups of customers, including kidney dialysis patients, fish aquarium owners, and certain industries, which will need to be aware of the change and possibly, make adjustments in the way they remove chlorine from their water. The City’s Water Resources Department is notifying all local medical facilities and fish stores of the upcoming change to ensure they are prepared.
Any customers or citizens needing additional information about this program can call the City of Monroe Water Resources Department at (704) 282-4600.
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