Similar term(s): chloraminated water, chloraminated drinking water.
The treatment of drinking water with a chloramine disinfectant. Both chlorine and small amounts of ammonia are added to the water one at a time which react together to form chloramine (also called combined chlorine), a long lasting disinfectant. As such, chloramine disinfection is sometimes used in large distribution systems. Chloraminated water is toxic to fish and must not be used for kidney dialysis.
In the US especially, chloraminated drinking water treatment systems are tending to replace previously chlorinated drinking water systems.
Chloramine(s) - Chlorine - Disinfectant(s) - Water disinfection by-product(s)