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Changes Coming To Bismarck Drinking Water


Starting next month Bismarck residents might notice a different taste in their drinking water.

The city of Bismarck will be changing the secondary disinfectant in drinking water from "free chlorine" to "chloramine,"

Director of Utility Operations, Keith Demke says chloramine is a safer disinfectant and also lasts longer than chlorine.

However, those who have aquariams or fish tanks will need to take extra steps to make the water safe for fish.

"You need to do it in a different way now perhaps you can't just let the water sit out over night and let the chlorine go away, you can't boil it and the chlorine will be gone, you need to actually add some chemicals to remove the chlorine," Director of Utility Operations, Keith Demke said.

As far as the taste of the water, Demke says you might notice less of a chlorine taste to it.

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