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City of Lawton Returning Chloramines to Water

City of Lawton Press Release- Beginning Monday, May 20th, The City of Lawton Water Treatment Plants will be returning to chloramines in the water distribution system.

Chloramines are the blending of chlorine and ammonia as the disinfectant. If you are a kidney dialysis patient or a fish owner, you need to be careful. Chloramines are toxic to the bloodstream of dialysis patients and to fish. The distribution crews will be flushing lines at this time. Therefore, watch for flowing fire hydrants.

Things you may notice: The taste, appearance, and smell of water may be different than usual, but this will subside after 24-48 hours. The water is still safe for consumption.

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