Sunday, September 24, 2023

BHI disinfectant change could cause chlorine taste in drinking water

BALD HEAD ISLAND — In conjunction with Brunswick County, Bald Head Island will use free chlorine as its primary disinfectant beginning Sept. 30 through late October or early November.

This could produce a chlorine taste in drinking water for Bald Head Island residents. 

The Village of Bald Head Island leaders encourage keeping an open container of drinking water in the refrigerator if someone is sensitive to the taste of chlorine. Doing so will enable the chlorine to dissipate thus reducing the chlorine taste. 

The village is also reminding residents to test water added to fish’s aquatic environment to be sure it is free of any chlorine before adding fish or other animals. Chemical additives with directions for removing either free chlorine or chloramines from water for use in fish tanks or ponds are available at pet/fish supply stores.

Have comments or tips? Email

Want to read more from PCD? Subscribe now and then sign up for our newsletter, Wilmington Wire, and get the headlines delivered to your inbox every morning.

Related Articles