Temporary Change in Water Disinfectant Critical for Safe Drinking Water Year Round
February 12, 2020
The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) will temporarily change the disinfectant in its water treatment process from March 2 through March 30, 2020. The annual, routine change is necessary to maintain the regional system and year round water quality.
During the temporary change, NTMWD suspends adding ammonia and uses free chlorine to keep water disinfected as it travels through pipes. The absence of ammonia during these few weeks may make the chlorine disinfectant more noticable to some people. There are simple steps to minimize taste, odor or skin sensitivities, including placing a pitcher of water in the refrigerator overnight or adding a slice of citrus to the water. Adding a crushed 1000 mg Vitamin C tablet to bath water will remove the chlorine.
Please see North Texas Municipal Water District's website for their Fact Sheet regarding this information.