The City of Graham will temporarily convert the disinfectant used in the distribution system from chloramine to chlorine. The conversion will begin June 6, 2022 and continue through June 26, 2022 During this period, you may experience taste and odor changes associated with this type of temporary disinfectant conversion.
Public water systems are required to properly disinfect their water and maintain adequate disinfectant residual in the distribution system. Chloramine, chlorine combined with ammonia, is widely used as a disinfectant because it persists for long periods while also limiting the formation of disinfection by-product contaminants. Prolonged use of chloramine coupled with other factors that can impact water quality, such as high temperatures or stagnation of water, may result in the growth and/or persistence of organic matter within the pipes of the distribution system, which may hinder the ability to maintain an adequate disinfectant reisdual. A temporary conversion to free chlorine, partnered with flushing activities, helps to rid distribution pipes of the organic matter and improve the quality of your water overall.
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If you have any questions regarding this matter, you may contact James Jones at 940.549.6922