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Disinfectant Change Coming to EWSU Water


The utility will temporarily switch from chloramine to free chlorine

You may notice a change to the taste and smell of your tap water next week. As WNIN’s John Gibson reports, it’s time for a disinfectant change:

The Evansville Water and Sewer Utility says it will change the disinfectant added to the water from Chloramine to the stronger Free Chlorine, starting Monday, May 20th.

The change will continue until July 8th.

The EWSU says the switch to free chlorine is a “common preventive maintenance practice” to keep water mains clean and free of potentially harmful bacteria.

Officials say chlorine and chloramine are safe for people and animals to drink, to cook with, and for other standard uses.

But they say precautions should be taken to remove or neutralize chloramine and chlorine during the kidney dialysis process, when preparing water for fish tanks and ponds, and businesses requiring highly processed water.

The utility changes disinfectants twice a year. The second switch is will start August 26 and continue through October 14.