The City of Reidsville, along with the cities of Archdale, Burlington, Greensboro, Jamestown, High Point, Randleman and the Piedmont Triad Water Authority, will change its disinfection process for drinking water from chlorination to chloramination in early summer of 2011.

This conversion is being implemented to ensure all continue to meet or exceed water quality regulations. In particular, the Stage 2 Disinfectant/Disinfection Byproducts Rule, recently promulgated by the federal government, places more stringent standards on drinking water quality. In addition, the partnership will continue to seek methods for the improvement of the quality of the water provided to all consumers. Chloraminated water will provide improvements in taste and odor reduction, as the chlorine smell and taste will be less apparent. This effort is coordinated with other local water providers in a regional partnership.

To learn more about the chloramines conversion, go to the City of Greensboro website at the following address: http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/departments/Water/Chloramines+Conversion+Information.htm