Disinfection of municipal water is vital to protecting the public from waterborne diseases. The practice of disinfecting drinking water has made many once-common diseases, like typhoid and cholera, things of the past in the United States, Canada and other developed countries.
The City of Liberty is committed to providing drinking water that maximizes public health and minimizes potential health risks.
The City of Liberty began using monochloramine in its water disinfection process on Dec. 1, 2014.
Is recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as one of the best available technologies under the Safe Drinking Water Act.
Is an effective, long-lasting drinking water disinfectant that reduces the potential risk associated with regulated disinfection byproducts in tap water.
Has been safely and successfully used by water utilities for more than 90 years; more than one in five Americans uses drinking water treated with monochloramine.
Current Water Source We have 10,000 water customers, some of whom receive water the City of Liberty buys from the City of Kansas City, Missouri, which already treats drinking water with monochloramine. With the conversion from chlorine to monochloramine, all City of Liberty customers and those served by Public Water District #4 will continue to receive high-quality drinking water that meets or exceeds stringent EPA requirements.
Frequently Asked Questions For more information about monochloramine, we encourage you to review the frequently asked questions in the FAQs.
We will continue to monitor recommendations of the EPA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as relevant research to make sure our operations are based on the best available information.