Water Supply Manager Explains The Change In Chemicals

9:34 AM, Jun 9, 2011   |    comments
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Greensboro, NC -- Some Triad towns are planning to change the way water is treated in order to meet new standards for the water you drink.

This affects water in Piedmont Triad Regional Water Authority, Greensboro, High Point, Burlington, Reidsville, Randleman, Jamestown and Archdale.

The change uses a chloramination process instead of a chlorination process to disinfect drinking water.

Barry Parsons, Greensboro's water supply manager, was on the Good Morning Show to explain the changes Thursday morning.

Parsons said chloramines are a combination of chlorine and ammonia to remove bacteria and other germs. He said provides a higher quality of drinking water, but certain groups should take precautions. Kidney dialysis patients, specialized businesses and fish/pond/amphibian owners should make sure the water is purified or treated properly.

The water will still be safe for drinking, cooking and bathing, Parsons said. It will also have less chlorine smell and taste.

The change will happen July 25, 2011.

There is more information on the City of Greensboro after resources website. It has all the information for the other cities involved too.

WFMY News 2

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