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City of Bloomington, Indiana – John Hamilton, Mayor

closed: Resolved #150112

Water Quality:

Other: I recently noticed a high level of chlorine in my tap water. I called Rachel Axe to issue a complaint and question the level as well as the possible formation of tetrahalomethanes from free chlorine. We also discussed the high levels of halio acetic acids and disinfectant byproducts. I urge you to please discuss making changes to the way we treat our water so it is safer. As a fellow scientist the technology today affords many opportunities to use different methods without being too costly. Thank you.

History

1/12/2016 16:48:27 Closed by Anonymous

I reached out to this person by e-mail in responding to her concerns.

1/12/2016 16:42:58 Anonymous contacted Anonymous

Our present method of water treatment with chlorine is the most used treatment method in the United States, so it is highly unlikely we will be changing to a different method. However, the City of Bloomington Utilities is in the early stages of a process with designed to reduce the presence of Disinfectant Byproducts (DBPs), which are natural organic matter unique to surface water treatment plants. The Monroe Water Treatment Plant is a surface water treatment plant. DBPs are formed as a result of the water treatment process. We want to move the chlorination point in the water treatment process. We believe by do so we can reduce the presence of disinfectant byproducts. Moving the chlorination point is defined as changing parts of how we treat water and changing how and when we inject treatment chemicals into the raw water. We intend to prove to the Indiana Department of Environmental Management that our plan to change the treatment process will be effective in reducing the presence of disinfectant byproducts.

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1/7/2016 02:07:40 Opened by Anonymous