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July 16, 2012

RWD No. 3 water conversion not happening

CLAREMORE — A scheduled water conversion that was to begin today has been halted, according to the Rogers County Rural  Water District No. 3.

A conversion from chlorine to chloramine by Tulsa, who RWD No. 3 purchases water from, was to begin, said Rick Stull, district manager.

The district was informed today that the conversion will not happen today, or until further notice,”  Stull said.

“The customers in the Owasso, Collinsville and Claremore areas, on top of Keetonville Hill, that are served by RWD No. 3, Rogers County, are the only areas that will be affected by this conversion,” the district’s website stated.

The conversion to chloramine would have effected customers who are or care for dialysis patients, as well as customers with aquariums and exotic fish ponds. The ammonia in chloramine is toxic to fish and other aquatic life

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