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Last Updated: 08 May 2022

Sanitation of drinking water is vital to protect the public from waterborne diseases. As part of its surface water treatment process *, Newport News Waterworks uses ozone as its primary disinfectant. Making use of these two anti-bacterials have significantly lowered complaints relating to the odor and preference of chlorine in faucet water. Chloramine is a chemical substance of chlorine and ammonia, commonly used as a diluted service to sanitize drinking water before it is supplied to residences. Today, more than one in five Americans use drinking water treated with chloramine. * Waterworks additionally owns and operates the Lightfoot Well System in Upper York County. Water treated with chloramine is secure for animals and people to drink, and for other common uses. If they have inquiries or worries, dialysis patients must call their physician. Newport News Waterworks complies with drinking water regulations set by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and guidance supplied by the Virginia Department of Health. It is possible that some individuals might be delicate to chloramine equally as some people are sensitive to chlorine. Newport News Waterworks signs up with the U.S. EPA, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Water Works Association in encouraging continued research on drinking water disinfection, including the risk-free use chloramine as an anti-bacterial. Chloramine is not used to deal with water from the Lightfoot Well System. Newport News Waterworks releases an annual water high quality report which includes details on water treatment processes and chloramine degrees in our water.

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