"This article is directly from U.T. published Nov.5,2008 Please read it below.
The article clearly states the city of Tulsa and their position to ELIMINATE using chemicals in the Tulsa Water Supply. Why, then would the City of Tulsa decide to add AMMONNIA to the water supply in 2012?
The answer is pretty simple, $$$.Certain TMUA board members will profit from the chloramine conversion.The City of Tulsa knows that off the top, in February 2012 12% of Tulsan's will have adverse health affects from the chloramine conversion that is 12% of Tulsa's POPULATION.
This includes (Jenks,Glenpool,Sand Springs,Broken Arrow,Bixby,Sperry,Skiatook,Owasso,Sperry,Sapulpa,Berryhill)and any other smaller water municipalities that get their water from Tulsa,by master meter or emergency type of water services.
So if in 2008, the city made steps to reduce the chemicals in the water system, why are we adding the ammonia in February 2012?Not only will some board members profit from selling their "chloramine resistant" products to the city, but plumbing,environmental, and health issues will be comprimised by at least 12% off the top.Skin,respiratory,epidemial and other symptoms will occur in some small children,elderly,immune system sufferers,athmatics,cancer survivors and patients,and anyone with cronic health problems.
IF YOU ARE STILL CONCERNED AND WOULD LIKE TO ADDRESS THE TMUA AND IT'S MAYORAL APPOINTED BOARD YOUR LAST OPPORTUNITY IS DECEMBER.14TH 2:30 P.M. AT CITY HALL.
BOB BOWCOCK,ASSOCIATE OF ERIN BROCHOVICH WILL BE THERE TO ADDRESS THE TMUA,ONCE AGAIN.ACTIVATED CARBON IS ALL THAT IS NECESSARY TO KEEP TULSA WATER UP TO EPA STANDARDS....
CHLORAMINE IS NOT NECESSARY TO BE DUMPED IN OUR WATER SUPPLY.
BY THE WAY,THE TMUA IS ONLY ALLOWING 30 MINUTES TO HEAR,ADDRESS AND HAVE CITIZENS SPEAK ON THIS ISSUE; HOW AWFULLY KIND OF THEM AND HOW GRATEFULL WE MUST ALL BE TO GET ANY TIME WHATSOEVER TO SPEAK UP ABOUT OUR HEALTH AND RIGHTS TO CLEAN AND UN CHEMICALLY ENHANCED CLEAR DRINKING WATER.
_________________________________ The article published in 2008.
Fill My Cup
The City of Tulsa's AB Jewell Treatment Plant has made a change in the treatment used for drinking water. This change has reduced chemical usage, costs, and the City's overall environmental footprint.
An article about this change in the treatment process, written by City of Tulsa engineer Tyler Gipson, was published in the August 2008 AWWA publication of Opflow.
The article discussed a study conducted by the A.B. Jewell Water Treatment Plant staff from 2006-2007. The study found that the Plant could effectively maintain pH control by the addition of sodium hydroxide alone. This process change does not adversely affect water quality within the City's water pipes.
The elimination of this chemical has resulted in a reduction of 1.4 million pounds of treatment chemicals per year and a savings of over $75,000. In addition, the process change will save approximately $10,000 annually in electric costs.
The overall environmental footprint is also reduced by lowering soda ash mining and transportation from its source. Eliminating this amount of chemical is equal to 30 less chemical truck deliveries each, meaning less fuel used, less road time for vehicles, and less paperwork. Soda ash is a natural resource obtained by mining with diesel-powered equipment."