Why did Bethany Beach make the change to chloramines?
The Town of Bethany Beach Water Department decided to use chloramines because they last longer in the distribution system, because they lack of taste and odor, and for their safety. It has also been shown that chloramines help deliver water with the lowest possible levels of disinfection by-products.

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1. Are chloramines new?
2. Why did Bethany Beach make the change to chloramines?
3. Are there any individuals who may be harmed by the use of chloramines?
4. Why do kidney dialysis patients have to take special precautions?
5. How can people with home dialysis machines remove chloramines?
6. If chloramines are toxic, won’t they harm people and pets?
7. Can people with kidney ailments, on low-sodium diets, or with diabetes use chloraminated water?
8. Do home water softeners remove chloramines?
9. How do chloramines affect fish?
10. Won’t letting water sit for a few days remove chloramines from tank or pond water?
11. Are both salt and fresh water fish affected by chloramines?
12. Will a carbon filter remove chloramines?
13. Will chloramines be removed by boiling the water?