Talking About Chloramines: WaterRF Webcast

The webcast was free and open to the public. To access a recording, visit the WaterRF website.

In the U.S., 45% of the population is served by public water supplies using chloramine, making it a relevant, important issue for utilities nationwide.

Nitrosamines do tend to occur more often in chloraminated systems.

However, the distribution of nitrosamines varies across the country.

Chloramines may provide an overall decrease in DBPs, but site specific evaluations must be conducted to determine efficiency.

Utilities must consider the pros and cons of different disinfectants when arriving at treatment decisions.

(RALEIGH, NC – October 6, 2016) – Dr. Ben Stanford recently co-presented a WaterRF webcast titled “Talking about Chloramines: A Discussion of the Concerns and Questions Regarding Water Treatment”.

The webinar was held on September 15th at 3:00pm Eastern.

Public debate about changes in water treatment and the need to make wise decisions for sustainable, safe drinking water treatment are an important and integral part of the water sector. Scientists, engineers, and decision makers must use the best available science, consider regulatory requirements, and listen to citizen concerns about costs, benefits, and risks, in order to make complex and long-lasting treatment decisions that address multiple objectives. Despite the fact that chloramines are widely used in the United States and have a history of use in drinking water spanning nearly 100 years, concerns about formation of unregulated disinfection by-products, association of chloramines with lead contamination events, and other human and environmental concerns have resulted in passionate, heated debates in some communities.

This webcast, presented by Dr. Stanford and Dr. Mark LeChevallier of American Water, provided an overview of chloramine use in water treatment, discussed the concerns associated with chloramine use, and provided research findings from recent studies on the formation of unregulated disinfection by-products in both chloraminated and chlorinated systems.

This webcast, which was free and open to the public, was co-sponsored by the American Water Works Association (AWWA). To access a recording, visit the WaterRF website.

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