ShareThis Page

Monroeville Municipal Authority switching to chlorine to disinfect drinking water

Dillon Carr
| Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, 9:18 p.m.

The Monroeville Municipal Authority will disinfect drinking water with chlorine instead of chloramines starting Oct. 15 and lasting through April 1, 2019, according to an MMA news release.

MMA said the change is “necessary to maintain the proper bacteriological quality of our drinking water.”

Some customers might notice a change in taste and odor in their drinking water, the news release said. It also said kidney dialysis units, both at home and in facilities, might require modifications depending on their method of chlorine removal.

“Home dialysis users should consult their physician or dialysis machine manufacturer for instructions,” the news release said. Aquatic tank owners should also consult with pet stores for recommended products that will remove chlorine prior to use.

The switch from chloramine to chlorine during colder months is a more efficient way to maintain drinking water quality, said Joe Storey, an MMA compliance manager. The authority has been making the chemical switch since April 2016, when MMA switched water suppliers from Wilkinsburg-Penn Joint Water Authority, he said.

Customers are encouraged to contact MMA at 412-372-2677 for more information.

Dillon Carr is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Dillon at 412-871-2325, or via Twitter @dillonswriting.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.

click me