Castaic Lake Water Agency, CLWA Santa Clarita Water Division, Los Angeles County Waterworks District #36, Newhall County Water District and Valencia Water Company, are working together to improve the quality of your water. On or afterApril 15, 2005, Santa Clarita Valley water disinfection treatment will change from chlorine to chloramines.This change will ensure that higher water quality standards set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are met.
As with chlorine, chloramines will be safe for residents and pets like dogs and cats.But as with chlorine, chloramines must be removed or neutralized for aquatic animals. Chloramines may also affect swimming pool water, emergency preparedness water drums and private water storage tanks.
Aquatic pets: Pet supply stores and veterinarians have been informed of the conversion and will advise clients on necessary dechloraminating conditioners for fish tanks or ponds.
Kidney dialysis patients: Kidney dialysis treatment facilities have been inspected, and will be certified by the California State Department of Health Services prior to the conversion.
Pools and spas: Although the water is completely safe, you must test your swimming pool and spa water to make sure chlorine is adjusted to appropriate levels. Pool services and pool supply stores are aware of the conversion and can supply test kit information.
Water drums: Residents, businesses and schools with emergency preparedness water drums should change the water every three to six months and treat the water with chlorine tablets before consumption.
Private water storage tanks: If you have a private water storage tank of 1,000 gallons or more please contact your water provider for further information.
For more information contact CLWA at www.clwa.org or (661) 297-1600.