Gulf Coast Water Authority has notified the City of La Marque that annual maintenance in the water distribution system has been completed.
The completion of the maintenance requires a change in disinfection from Free Chlorine back to Total Chloramines residual.
The change to chloramines can cause problems to persons dependent on dialysis machines. A condition known as hemolytic anemia can occur if the disinfectant is not completely removed from the water that is issued for the dialysate. Consequently, the pretreatment scheme used for the dialysis units must include some means, such as a charcoal filter, for removing the chloramine prior to this date. Medical facilities should also determine if additional precautions are required for other medical equipment.
In addition, chloraminated water may be toxic to fish. If you have a fish tank, please make sure that the chemicals or filters that you are using are designed for use in water that has been treated with chloramines. You may also need to change the type of filter that you use for the fish tank.
Should you have any questions regarding this matter please contact La Marque Public Services at 409-938-9280.