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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 ...