The City of White Rock will begin secondary treatment of the water supply this month as staff phase in the addition of chlorine to the city’s wells.
If you remember, last December city staff told council the preferred disinfection method for the city was chloramine. That news prompted an outcry from residents, who cited potential negative health, environmental and infrastructure effects of using chloramine. As a result, council voted unanimously to abandon its plans to use chloramine, and treat the water with chlorine instead.
Residents may notice differences in the taste and appearance of the water supply as the city moves forward with the disinfection.
We met with Fraser Health yesterday to discuss our concerns and ask questions. They were very helpful and we will publish our questions and answers later this month.