Scheduled Return to Chloramine Water Disinfectant
October 16, 2015 - The City of Corpus Christi will be changing back to chloramine disinfectant on November 2, 2015 after an alternative disinfectant has stabilized the water system. 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.
It will take 5 to 10 days for the entire water system to change back to chloramines and most residents will only notice the smell or taste of chlorine diminish over time. The City urges the following groups to take necessary precautions as the change occurs:
1) Dialysis patients confer with dialysis providers to insure pretreatment has occurred to remove any disinfectant from the water.
2) Fish tank owners make sure that chemicals and filters are designed for water that has been treated with chloramines. Consult your pet supply provider to determine a course of action.
3) Medical facilities should also determine if additional precautions are required for medical equipment and operations.
4) Homeowners can change water filters for appliances after the return to chloramine is complete but the suggestion is optional.
City staff continues to closely monitor the situation with water samples taken throughout the City as part of the overall water quality program. A comprehensive list of water quality reports are available on the city website at www.corpuschristiwater.com.