Water Treatment Plant Maintenance Scheduled

Starting April 27, the City of Kirksville and Adair County Rural Water will be changing the water disinfectant used at the Water Treatment Plant from chloramines to chlorine, while maintenance is done to the ground storage tank at the facility.

After this maintenance is completed in mid-June, the City will return from chlorine to chloramines. There will be an additional notification of that change prior to its implementation.

This change will not affect the safety or quality of the water provided by the Water Treatment Plant. However, during the transition periods some customers may experience water odor problems. This is a temporary problem that should not last more than a day or so.

Some customers will need to take precautions. These changes can affect kidney dialysis and be toxic to fish in aquaria. The City will coordinate with dialysis treatment centers and also address the concerns of fish owners to ensure a safe conversion process.

If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact the Jack Schuster, deputy director of Public Works at 660.627.1291.

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