Greenville water may taste different to some consumers in the coming weeks.

The City of Greenville has announced that it will change the way it treats water for several weeks.

The changes have been made due to the weather, according to information released Tuesday by the City of Greenville.

“Each summer, the Greenville water treatment plant finds it necessary to change its disinfectant practices because of higher water temperatures,” the release stated.

“Normally a disinfectant called chloramines is used which is a combination of chlorine and ammonia and is the preferred disinfectant throughout most of Texas. However, higher water temperatures cause it to become less effective in the summer.”

For the next several weeks, the water will be treated with chlorine.

“To combat this annual problem, the ammonia is discontinued and free chlorine is used for approximately two weeks,” the release stated. “During that time, a change in the aesthetic qualities of the water may be noticeable to some consumers. The water treatment plant plans to change back to chloramines around Aug. 10.”

Those seeking more information can contact Water Treatment Superintendent Brian Smith 903-457-3190.

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