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Posted by Randy on 2014/8/27 10:34:56 (240 reads) News by the same author

Trenton Municipal Utilities is scheduled to change its drinking water treatment process beginning September 9th.
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TMU, late last month, had announced it would be changing the disinfection process from chlorine to chloramines, but the specific date was not determined until yesterday.

Again, the new process begins September 9th. It's part of TMU efforts to meet government standards for trihalomethane levels.

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

In a news release late last month, TMU said chloraminated water is safe for drinking, bathing, cooking, and all other everyday uses. However, kidney dialysis patients need to take special precautions. Persons reliant on kidney dialysis were asked to check with their dialysis provider to make sure they are aware of the changes.

Persons relying on dialysis also were encouraged to notify TMU so the utility can make special contact with those persons when the changes are implemented.

TMU has said, 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 the water. TMU says pet stores carry needed supplies since chloramines are very common method of water disinfection.

The Trenton Municipal Utilities electric department showed a profit for the month of July. The rate hike that went into effect in June began showing up on utility bills last month. Income surpassed expenditures in July by nearly $87,000. Once depreciation is included, the profit was nearly $55,000.

However, for the fiscal year which began in May, the electric department expenses surpass revenue by nearly $163,000. The loss, when including depreciation, is more than $258,000.

TMU's water and wastewater departments had profits for the first 3 months of the fiscal year, even after depreciation. The profits were $149,000 for the wastewater department and $112,000 for water.

The Board of Public Works spent considerable time during last night's meeting discussing the collapse of a sanitary sewer manhole in the ConAgra plant area 2 weeks ago, and sewer needs in that general vicinity. Trenton Municipal Utilities is scheduled to change its drinking water treatment process beginning September 9th.

TMU, late last month, had announced it would be changing the disinfection process from chlorine to chloraity. Temporary repairs were made following the collapse. The board approved a bid from Wiedenmann Incorporated of Belton to replace the manhole at a charge of nearly $114,000. Trenton City Council approval also is needed.

Trenton Municipal Utilities does not have the equipment and manpower do the work.

Representatives of the ConAgra plant attended last night's Board of Public Works meeting. So did Larry and Linda Spencer, who reside in that area. The Spencer's had a back-up into their basement. TMU's insurance is looking at the incident.

The Board of Public Works approved a bid from Kriz-Davis Company of St. Joseph to provide 40 street light fixtures and photocells at a cost of nearly $7,300.

The Board also held a closed session dealing with security issues.

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