Fountain/Chloramines

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Fountain drinks are 83% water

 

Water quality is of the utmost importance when serving carbonated fountain beverages. Microscopic dirt particles that may be found in water will drive carbonation out of a beverage, leaving it stale and unappealing—leading to a much different flavour than that of bottled beverages. Untreated water can also lead to abrasion, clogging and equipment damage.

 

What you need to know about chloramines

  • Chloramines are a combination of chlorineand ammonia, and are used as a disinfectant to treat drinking water as an alternative to chlorine
  • Chloramines provide longer-lasting disinfection, as water moves through water main distribution systems to end users
  • Many municipalities are switching from chlorine disinfection to chloramines disinfection
  • Chloramines dramatically affect the taste of fountain pop and frozen carbonated beverages

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