The City of Asheboro will be switching to free chlorine as its primary disinfection treatment on Nov. 1. This change in treatment is necessary to ensure optimum water quality throughout the distribution water mains.
You may initially detect a slight increase in chlorine taste or smell as the switchover in treatment processes occur. Customers who use City drinking water for certain special purposes including kidney dialysis may need to make adjustments because the chlorine disinfection process will change some characteristics of the water.
This change in treatment will last several weeks and we will switch back to the customary chloramine treatment process.
The City will continue to ensure optimum water quality flushing of the water mains by releasing water from fire hydrants. Please call the Water Treatment Plant Manager @ 626-1215 for questions related to the water disinfection process.