Midlothian to change water disinfectant near Feb. 1 Share:Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Posted in Midlothian on January 17, 2016 by Staff Report MIDLOTHIAN — On or about February 1, 2016, the City of Midlothian Water Treatment Plant will change disinfectants and convert from chloramines to free chlorine.This change is intended to benefit water customers by reducing the levels of disinfection byproducts (DBP’s) in the system, while still providing protection against waterborne diseases. On or about February 26, the plant will return to its normal chloramine disinfectant process.The change to free chlorine and back to chloramines may cause problems to persons dependent on dialysis machines. Consequently, patients should notify their doctors of water disinfectant changes. Medical facilities should also determine if additional precautions are required for other medical equipment.In addition, changes in chlorinated water may affect fish. A change to the treatment of fish tanks may be necessary to verify neutralization of disinfectants.Some people may notice a slight difference in taste, but the City of Midlothian assures residents that the superior quality and safety of the drinking water supplied by the City of Midlothian will not be affected. Residents with questions or concerns should contact Tim Walker, Water Plant Manager, at 972-775-6663. You may also be interested in readingWaxahachie to change water disinfectant on Feb. 1Midlothian animal shelter suspends surrenders and adoptionsCompost Tea; It’s so stinkin’ easy!Midlothian Mayor’s Back 2 School Bash set for August 8Father sentenced to 20 years for giving drugs to teenage daughterCity of Italy water system violates lead and chlorine reporting regulationsFerris FD to hold free public CPR training SaturdayUPDATED: Walmart parking lot shooting suspect in custodyMidlothian police seeking clues in murder of motherCity of Ferris correcting chlorine levels in water ← Waxahachie to change water disinfectant on Feb. 1Hope Clinic announces additional clinicians → You must log in to post a comment.