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City of Asheboro Conducts Annual Switch to Chlorine for Water Treatment

City of Asheboro Conducts Annual Switch to Chlorine for Water Treatment

Government
ASHEBORO N.C. - If you live in the City of Asheboro your water may have a slight chorine smell starting in a few days. On October 10th, 2022, the City of Asheboro posted a notice that water treatment plants would be switching to free chlorine as the primary disinfection treatment starting on Tuesday, November 1st. This change is made once a year and according to the city the treatment is "necessary to ensure optimum water quality throughout the distribution water mains." Find out more about Chlorine and Water Treatment in our previous year's article about the switch where we go over the chemicals involved, the process, and look at water system inspections. Officials say you may initially detect a slight increase in chlorine taste or smell as the switchover in treatment p...
Asheboro Water Switching To Chlorine, What You Need To Know

Asheboro Water Switching To Chlorine, What You Need To Know

Government, Health
Photo by Scott Pelkey / Acme News ASHEBORO NC - The City of Asheboro will be switching to chlorine to treat its public water system starting on July 26th, so here's what you need to know.  A notice on the city's website says the "change in treatment is necessary to ensure optimum water quality." The city says some customers may initially detect a slight increase in chlorine taste or smell as the switchover in treatment processes occurs. The change won't affect the majority of customers, but some customers that use city drinking water for special purposes (including kidney dialysis) may need to make adjustments. So what is chlorine and is it safe to use to treat public water systems? Chlorine was discovered in 1774 and its use as a disinfection product dates back to the ...