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Posted on: November 27, 2017

Temporary Change In Water Treatment Routine

This procedure, known as denitrification, is a routine secondary maintenance procedure done periodically as part of the disinfection process for it's retail and wholesale water systems. Denitrification is the process whereby nitrogen is removed from water. This process meets all state Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards. 

Normally, the City of Winfield uses chloramines to disinfect the water; however, prolonged utilization of chloramines can result in nitrification, which can have an adverse effect on the safety of the water. Periodically treating with free chlorine prevents nitrification from occurring.

During this process, the water will remain safe for drinking, cooking, bathing, and all other household purposes. The City of Winfield will continue to use free chlorine the next few weeks until tests indicate that the entire water distribution system has been properly treated.  For additional information contact the Water Treatment Plant, 620-221-5642.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has been notified and approves of this disinfection maintenance process.

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