By Scott Harvey
Greenville – Consumers of Greenville water may begin noticing a difference in the taste and odor of their water over the next couple of weeks.
Each summer, the Greenville Water Treatment Plant finds it necessary to change its disinfectant practices because of higher water. Normally a disinfectant called chloramines is used which is a combination of chlorine and ammonia and is the preferred disinfectant throughout most of Texas. However, higher water temperatures cause it to become less effective in the summer.
To combat this annual problem, the ammonia is discontinued and free chlorine is used for approximately two weeks. During that time, a change in the aesthetic qualities of the water may be noticeable to some consumers. The Water Treatment Plant will change back to chloramines around October 6th.
This chlorine change was also done in July, but high temperatures and low water usage in the past few months has made it necessary to make the change again.
For more information, contact the Water Treatment Plant at 903-457-3190.