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Broken Arrow Switching From Chlorine To Chloramine Treatment Of Drinking Water

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BROKEN ARROW, Oklahoma -

The City of Broken Arrow announced Friday it will be converting from chlorine to chloramine as a secondary disinfectant in the treatment of the city's drinking water supply.

In a news release, the city says the switch is part of Broken Arrow's long range water supply plan which will be implemented on May 15, 2013.

The water supply plan was adopted by the city in 2006.

"This plan positions the City of Broken Arrow for the future with respect to our community's water needs and our corresponding water supply," said Kenneth Schwab, Director of Engineering & Construction. "Nearly a decade ago, our city leaders began to envision the City of Broken Arrow as a major regional water supplier. The use of chloramine as the secondary disinfectant proves to be the best alternative to meet this goal."

Schwab says the switch to chloramine will help Broken Arrow meet the EPA's stricter Stage 2 Disinfection Byproducts Rule, which went into effect last year.

The release says other cities in Oklahoma, use chloramine, including Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Norman, and Stillwater.

7/30/2012 Related Story: Chloramine Added To Tulsa Drinking Water Supply

Broken Arrow will hold three informational meetings in March and April ahead of the changeover.

  • March 28 - Cedar Ridge Christian Church, 4010 West New Orleans Street
  • April 11 - Liberty Church, 7777 South Garnett Road.
  • April 18 - Heritage United Methodist Church, 5300 East Kenosha

All three meetings will begin at 6:30 p.m.

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