Greenville Utilities changing water disinfectant temporarily

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — Greenville Utilities sent a letter to customers informing them of a change to the water disinfectant effective June 22. The letter says GUC will use chlorine rather than chloramines starting Monday, June 22nd until August 3.

The letter explains the disinfectant is used during the water treatment process and it is recommended that water systems that use chloramines, a mixture of chlorine and ammonia, periodically switch back to just chlorine every so often. GUP says this is a standard water treatment practice to keep the water mains clean and free of bacteria.

Customers are advised during this change they may notice a slight change in the taste and smell of the water. GUP says the taste and smell is normal and poses no health risk. Greenville Utilities must implement this plan to maintain regulations upheld by state and federal water treatment standards.

For additional information, click here or call (252) 551-1551.

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