Public Notifications

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To all District customers who have fish ponds and aquariums:

As you know by now, the District is converting the disinfectant in its drinking water from chlorine to chloramine. Both chlorine and chloramine are harmful to fish and must be removed from the water used to fill the pond or aquarium. However, some of our customers noted to us that they currently use the drinking water to fill their pond or aquarium without removing the chlorine from the water, and the fish are not impacted. We want to emphasize that, while this practice may be successful with chlorine in the water, it will not be successful when the water used to fill the pond or aquarium contains chloramine. The reason is two-fold: First, chlorine dissipates in sunlight much faster than chloramine. Second, the level of chlorine in the water is limited to about 0.5 to 1.0 part-per-million (ppm), while the level of chloramine will be between 2 and 3 ppm. Both of these factors will result in extended exposure of your fish to the harmful chloramine that will be present in the water. Therefore, it is imperative that proper measures are implemented to REMOVE CHLORAMINE from the water you use to fill your fish pond or aquarium. Please consult your pet-store staff to obtain the appropriate equipment or additives that you will need to remove the chloramine from the water you use.