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Greenville Utilities uses chloramines, which is a mixture of chlorine and ammonia, as the disinfectant in our drinking water.

Chloraminated water is safe for bathing, drinking, cooking and all uses we have for water every day. However, there are two groups of people who need to take special care with chloraminated water: kidney dialysis patients and fish owners.

Just like chlorine, chloramines must be removed from water used in kidney dialysis machines. We advise customers who are dialysis patients to call their physicians or dialysis centers.

Like chlorine, chloramines are toxic to fish. Fish owners need to remove chlorine, ammonia and chloramines from the water before use with tropical fish. Local pet stores carry water conditioners that remove chloramines. If you have questions, contact your pet store for information and detailed instructions.