Temporary Change to Drinking Water Disinfectant
August 21, 2019
On October 1st, 2019, Rockett SUD will be changing the disinfectant that we use from chloramines to free chlorine. This change is intended to benefit our customers by reducing the levels of disinfection byproducts (DBPs) in the system, while still providing protection from waterborne disease. On or about October 31, 2019, the plant will return to its normal chloramines disinfectant process.
However, the change to free chlorine and back to chloramines can cause problems to persons dependent on dialysis machines. Consequently, patients should notify their doctors of water disinfectant changes. Medical facilities should also determine if additional precautions are required for other medical equipment.
In addition, chlorinated water may be toxic to fish. A change to the treatment of fish tanks may be necessary to verify neutralization of disinfection.
Some may notice a slight difference in taste, but please be assured that the superior quality and safety of the drinking water supplied by the Robert W. Sokoll Water Treatment Plant will not be affected. Residents with questions or concerns should visit our FAQ page or contact our office at (972)617-3524.