June - November For the summer months, the West View Water Authorityswitches to chloramines as the disinfectant to treat drinking water. it is formed by mixing chlorine with a small amount of ammonia. Chloramine has been used by water systems for almost 90 years and over 68 million American receive drinking water treated with chloramines. More about chloramines
November - June For the winter months, the West View Water Authority switches from chloramines to free chlorine for the disinfection of drinking water. Free chlorine is a stronger and faster-acting disinfectant. Customers may notice a slight difference in the taste and odor of their drinking water while chlorine is in use.
Customers using tap water for at-home kidney dialysis should consult with their doctor to determine if any changes are necessary in their residual disinfectant neutralization procedures.
Customers using the water for aquariums should monitor both free and combined chlorine residuals.
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