Why does West View Water use chloramine as a disinfectant?

We are changing to chloramines to ensure our water continues to meet or exceed all of the water quality standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Chlorine reacts with naturally occurring organic matter in the water to form what are called disinfection byproducts (DBP’s) which are potentially harmful. These DBP’s are strictly regulated by the EPA. Since chloramine is not as reactive as chlorine, significantly fewer of these DBP’s will be formed. Chloramine is also more stable and extends disinfectant benefits throughout our utility's distribution system. More information

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1. What is chloramine?
2. Why does West View Water use chloramine as a disinfectant?
3. How is my drinking water affected by chloramine?
4. Are there any precautions for using chloraminated water?
5. Is hexavalent chromium in drinking water harmful?
6. Why does my water sometimes have a cloudy appearance?