Water Disinfectant Switch



Beginning around Dec. 2nd-5th, Archdale, Burlington, Greensboro, High Point, Jamestown, Randleman, Reidsville and the Piedmont Triad Regional Water Authority utilities will implement a water quality preventative maintenance program that will involve temporarily using chlorine instead of chloramines to disinfect the drinking water. Jamestown officials are expecting chlorine-treated water to reach Jamestown around Dec. 5th.

The switch to chlorine is scheduled to end the week of May 5, 2024.

This temporary, scheduled change in disinfectant is a standard practice in water treatment since rotating the two disinfectants periodically helps keep water mains clean and free of potentially harmful bacteria. The rotation process is meant to keep the water safe for drinking while optimizing the quality of the water in the system.

During this time, some users might notice water taste or odor differences.

Specialized industries such as medical facilities offering kidney dialysis, fish tanks, and pond owners, and some businesses that use water in their production process should take precautions and make the required adjustments to their current filtration and treatment systems.

If you have questions, please call Town Hall at 336-454-1138.