Chloramines to be added to Copper Ridge water supply

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New Braunfels Utilities announced that water in the Copper Ridge community will undergo a change that replaces the free chlorine disinfectant with chloramines starting May 31. Chloramine uses a mixture of chlorine plus liquid ammonium.

“When the chloraminated water first flushes out the chlorinated water there may be a slight taste and odor and possibly discoloration for a short period of time. This will not compromise the safety of the water,” Trino Pedraza, NBU’s director of water systems said in a statement.

Officials said the change is required to prepare the neighborhood for connection into NBU’s main water supply. However, change to chloramines can cause problems to persons dependent on dialysis machines and may also be toxic to fish.

Questions concerning this matter may be directed to Pedraza at 830-608-8940 or the NBU Control Center at 830-629-4628.

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Rachel Nelson
Rachel Nelson is editor of the New Braunfels edition of Community Impact Newspaper. She covers local business, new development, city and county government, health care, education and transportation. Rachel relocated to Central Texas from Amarillo in 2009 and is a graduate of Texas State University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
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