City will return to chloramines water purification process

May 26, 2014 at 12:26 a.m.

The city of Victoria will convert its water disinfection process back to chloramines Friday.

About a month ago, the city temporarily converted its water treatment process to be chlorine-free. This temporary measure, performed annually at the treatment plant, is to maintain the high quality of water served to the city's customers.

The change back to chloramines is important for dialysis patients because they may have changed the pretreatment scheme for their dialysis machines. Anyone conditioning water for fish or aquariums also may have changed their water pretreatment process and should be aware of the impending change.

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 chlorine-free purification system as recommended by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Anyone with questions or concerns regarding the water disinfection change back to chloramines should contact either Donald Reese, Public Works deputy director, at 361-485-3380 or David Burger, surface water treatment plant manager, at 361-485-3315.



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