This is an important notice about the type of disinfectant used in the public drinking water supply by the City of Mansfield in order to maintain the quality standards outlined by state and federal governments.
This notice is so that you may evaluate any possible effect it may have on you as a consumer of City-supplied water. The most critical areas of concern are as follows.
Kidney Dialysis Patients
People who use tap water as a dialyzing fluid are urged to install the necessary pretreatment units to remove the chloramines prior to the waters use as a dialyzing fluid. If chloramines are not removed from the water used for dialyzing fluid, it can cause hemolytic anemia in the patient.
Tap Water Distillation
Normal distillation does not remove chloramines. This will effect reagent preparation if distilled tap water is used.
Chloramines are toxic to fish and more difficult to neutralize than chlorine. For every 10 gallons of tap water to be used in an aquarium the water should be treated as follows:
Add one teaspoon of household liquid chlorine bleach.
Let water sit overnight.
Add three times the amount of commercial dechlorinating solution and mix thoroughly.
Let stand for 24 hours before adding to the aquarium.
If you have any questions or need further information, please email Jeff Price, Director of Utility Operations.