Chlorine Water

The Greenville Utilities Commission says it's changing the disinfectant used in their water treatment process today for the next four weeks.

Greenville Utilities Commission normally adds chloramines to tap water. But they'll be switching to chlorine for the next month. Officials say the temporary switch is a standard water treatment practice to keep water mains free of bacteria.


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  • by Anonymous on Aug 11, 2009 at 08:20 PM
    you're right J. There are several chemicals, ammonia, caustic soda, phosphate, fluoride, activated carbon, and aluminum sulfate.....take a tour of the your local water plant if you want to know more, but for the vast majority of public water systems in NC, both ground and surface, chlorine or chloramines is and has been the primary disinfectant for years.
  • by Doc Location: Greenville on Aug 11, 2009 at 01:29 PM
    Cancer, boiling chlorinated water produces - well - hot chlorinated water. That is, boiling doesn't remove chlorine. Water can only be dechlorinated by introduciton of anerobic bacteria, electrochemical reduction, or by treatment with gamma radiation.
  • by J Location: Gville on Aug 11, 2009 at 09:35 AM
    Anonymous....i am sorry you are so uneducated. Its not always JUST chlorine, its mixed with other chemicals. Your comment is ignorant and it shows.
  • by Cancer Location: Causing Agent? on Aug 11, 2009 at 09:33 AM
    Chlorine is NOT good for you to consume on a daily basis - that is a fact. There has to be a better alternative. As for now I boil my water before putting it into a water filter jug. Better safe than sorry.
  • by Why the water? Location: NC pamlico on Aug 11, 2009 at 08:32 AM
    I live in Pamlico County and I can tell you that our water is Salty, and has a very strong Chlorine taste. I don't know what is wrong with it. I have complained and asked about what it is but with no answer. For years we received letters stating that if we drink our water we are more than likely to get cancer after a few years ect ect. I was hoping the problem could be fixed before cancer did show up in the neighborhood. I am blessed to live in the commuinty I live in, I am gratful however I am scared that this water will be the doom for half the people here. We can't use bottled water for everything, the price alone is too high. I just don't understand why can't the deparment of water, health, justice fix it.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 11, 2009 at 07:19 AM
    All public water supplies are chlorinated if you don't like it bathe in the river
  • by J Location: Gville on Aug 11, 2009 at 05:31 AM
    So we get to take a shower in chlorinated water that dries out our skin even more. Thanks.
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