TULSA - Last August, Tulsa began adding chloramines to the water supply as its secondary disinfection agent.
Some people had argued against the change, claiming it would lead to adverse health effects, problems with lead leaching into the water supply, and be toxic to fish and dialysis patients.
The city replied that it had plenty of research showing chloramines to be safe and effective, had little or no data supporting the lead problem, and that people with fish or on dialysis simply had to change their filtration system to remove chloramines instead of chlorine.
Now, Tulsans Against Chloramine says it has heard from hundreds of Tulsans who say they're suffering symptoms from chloramine.
KRMG spoke with Jeanine Kinney, a founder of TAC.
"We actually have a group of doctors that have started seeing, since the implementation of chloramine into the water, those adverse health effects."
They've also heard from any number of individuals who are simply curious about the effects of chloramine.
But, she says, TAC is now working directly with the Tulsa Metropolitan Utility Authority to find a solution to the problems they perceive.
"I think that they are willing to work with TAC to seek out other alternatives," Kinney told KRMG. "I would like to publicly thank the Tulsa Metropolitan Utility Authority for their willingness and their collaborative spirit, to come to the table and work with us, to seek a safer alternative and give Tulsans safe water."