Water Disinfection Process

Temporary Changes in Water Disinfection Method Feb. 15-April 15, 2021


Beginning the week of February 15, 2021 and lasting until April 15, 2021 the Town of Fuquay-Varina will not be using ammonia as part of the disinfection process in its drinking water. The change is required by the federal and state regulations governing the Town’s water system.

Using ammonia in the treatment process helps reduce the amount of Trihalomethanes, a disinfection by-product that is formed when water is disinfected with chlorine. The two-month return to chlorine-only disinfecting is not expected to cause any significant increase in Trihalomethanes.

Some users of water may be affected by the temporary change in the disinfection process. Water customers should be aware that residual trace amounts of ammonia and chlorine must be removed from the water prior to its use in fish aquariums, ponds, and kidney dialysis.

The Town of Fuquay-Varina will also conduct flushing of the distribution system to expedite this event. Customers should be aware that there may be a slight discoloration of their drinking water. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Town of Fuquay-Varina Public Utilities Department.

Main (919) 753-1013 pu@fuquay-varina.org