Disinfection: Why do we use Mono-chloramine? (Not Chlorine)

Mono-chloramine is a compound that uses both chlorine and ammonia. This disinfectant is used so that the chlorine does not react with certain organic material that occurs naturally in almost all ground water. The Village also temporarily changes the disinfection treatment procedure to free chlorine once a year. This conversion to chlorine allows us to perform a water distribution system purge as recommended by the Department of Environmental Protection. During this period, customers may experience a slight increase in the taste and odor of chlorine.

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1. Is the water safe to drink?
2. Is the water safe for pets and fish?
3. What is the hardness of my drinking water?
4. Does the Village add fluoride to the drinking water?
5. Do I need to use a fluoride supplement?
6. Disinfection: Why do we use Mono-chloramine? (Not Chlorine)
7. What can I do if my water smells and tastes like chlorine?
8. Why does my water from the tap smell like rotten eggs?
9. Why are my ice cubes cloudy or why are there particles in my water from my ice cubes?