Why is Chloramine disinfection used?

Chloramine disinfection is utilized to disinfect treated water since it will alleviate the formation of disinfection by-products (DBP’s), such as Trihalomethanes.

Trihalomethanes are a by-product of the disinfection process. They are formed when chlorine breaks down organic material in the water. Research showed that the chloramine disinfection  process would slow the formation of total Trihalomethanes. Both Alberta Environment and Parks, and EPCOR approved the utilization of the chloramination disinfection method.

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1. UPDATED When will the project be completed?
2. When can we expect to have water flowing through the line to Ardmore, Fort Kent and Bonnyville?
3. What is the total cost of the project and how is it being funded?
4. Will I notice a difference in the water?
5. Why is Chloramine disinfection used?
6. We understand that some liens have been filed on some properties in the M.D. of Bonnyville against the project, how does this affect the landowners?
7. How many residents are getting connections on the new transmission line?
8. Can I get a direct connection from this line?
9. What is a Chloramine disinfection and What are Chloramines?
10. What are Trihalomethanes (TTHM’s)?
11. Is Chloraminated water safe to use?
12. Is Chloraminated water safe for my plastic or copper pipes?
13. What is the Updated total cost of the project and how is it being funded?