Water Could Taste Strange Today

If your water comes from the Union Water system, your water could taste differently today than you’re used to.

The water treatment plant is switching from chloramination to chlorination to treat the water, which will add a slight chlorine taste to the water.

Union Water General Manager Rodney Bouchard says harmless bacteria can build up in chloraminated systems, which needs to be burned off with chlorine from time to time. “If there’s enough of these growing, it eats away at the disinfectant. So if you have enough of these growing, the water system won’t reach the required level of disinfectant.”

Chlorine will be used the next six months to treat the water, and then the system will switch back to the normal process.