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Posted by Randy on 2014/7/31 9:44:23 (326 reads) News by the same author

Trenton Municipal Utilities is expected to change its water treatment process in about 30 days as part of efforts to meet government standards for trihalomethane levels.
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The specific date is to be announced in the media when the date is determined.

A major component will be changing the disinfection process from chlorine to chloramines. TMU says the equipment has been installed and work is underway to implement the change.

A newsletter to be included with TMU utility bills mailed on Friday noted chloramines disinfection is not a new technique---and persons who have drank water in major cities, such as Kansas City and St. Louis, likely have consumed water that’s been disinfected using that method.

Chloramine disinfection is a process in which a small amount of ammonia is added to the water that's been pretreated with chlorine.

TMU says choraminated water is safe for drinking, bathing, cooking, and all other everyday uses. That includes washing wounds. As far as the taste and smell, the utility says the water may have less of a chorine odor or taste. TMU says most people will not need to change anything they do now.

However, kidney dialysis patients do need to take special precautions. TMU says, like chlorine, chloramines in water used for dialysis would be toxic and must be removed.
TMU says medical centers performing dialysis are responsible for preparing the water that enters the dialysis machines. Persons reliant on kidney dialysis are asked to check with their dialysis provider to make sure they are aware of the changes. Persons relying on dialysis also are encouraged to notify TMU so the utility can make special contact with those persons when the changes are implemented.

TMU says, just as with chlorinated water, it is not recommended that infants be given tap water. However, children and pregnant women can drink it.

Like chlorine, chloramines are toxic to fish and must be removed from their water. TMU says pet stores carry needed supplies since choramines are a very common method of water disinfection.

Trenton Municipal reports persons may notice a temporary variation in water color and possible sediment in the water for a day or two during the conversion process. The effects are similar to those experienced during a water break and will cease as the system adjusts to the changes.

Persons with swimming pools still will need to add chlorine to prevent algae and bacterial growth. Pool supply stores can be contacted for details.

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