City of Victoria changing its water treatment process

Starting June 1, Victoria will begin treating its water using chlorine rather than chloramines.

The City of Victoria is changing its water treatment process.

On Wednesday, June 1 the City of Victoria will begin treating its water using chlorine rather than chloramines.

City of Victoria Public Works Director Ken Gill says this change is made once a year on the recommendation of the TCEG and the American Water Industry. Gill said the change is usually made this time of year, and that it gives the whole water distribution system a chance to recover the chloramines. Gill added there are no water safety issues in the City of Victoria, but using chloramines consistently could cause a water quality issue.

This  switch to chlorine will last approximately one month, and the City will switch back to chloramines after that.