Water plant making temporary change
Staring Feb. 29, Johnston County’s water-treatment plant will temporarily stop feeding ammonia with chlorine for disinfection and start feeding chlorine only for customers on the Johnston West water-distribution system. That system serves customers west of Interstate 95 and south of U.S. 70.
Johnston West customers who use kidney dialysis machines should be aware that the water will contain more chlorine for about five weeks before returning to a chlorine and ammonia mixture on or about April 4. Also, the chlorine-only water can be toxic to tropical fish.
Most customers will not notice a difference in their water, but some might detect a chlorine odor and might observe a slight color change. The county will flush the Johnston West distribution system during this period to speed the removal of chloramines from the system. The flushing process might result in some minor and temporary discoloration of water that does not affect quality.
For more information, call 919-989-5075.