City to change its water treatment June 7

May 30, 2010 at 12:30 a.m.

The city of Victoria will convert its water disinfection process back to chloramines on June 7.

About a month ago, the city temporarily converted its water treatment process to free chlorine.

This temporary measure, taken annually at the treatment plant, is to maintain the quality of water served to customers.

The change back to chloramines is important for dialysis patients, as they may have changed the pretreatment scheme for their dialysis machines.

Anyone conditioning water for fish or aquariums may have changed their water pre-treatment process and should also be aware of the pending change back to chloramines.

The city has been on a chloramines purification process since converting to surface water in 2001. For one month out of the year, the city switches to a free chlorine purification system as recommended by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Should you have questions or concerns regarding the water disinfection change back to chloramines, contact Jimmy Roach, deputy director of Public Works or Russell Ham, Surface Water Treatment Plant manager at 361-485-3380.



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