Two local citizens group that want the city of Hannibal to change the way it disinfects its water obtains the petition signatures it needs to put the issue before the Hannibal City Council.

The Courier Post reports that Hannibal/Ralls County Citizens for Safe Water and Hannibal 2 Oppose Chloramines turned in 1237 signatures in June, of which 843 were certified by City Clerk Angel Vance.

The groups turned in another 301 names July 11th, giving them the 1144 signatures they needed to put an ordinance before the city council directing the Hannibal Board of Public Works to discontinue the use of chloramines to disinfect the city’s water.

The next city council meeting is August 2nd.

If the council takes no action, the groups could then use the same petition to have the issue placed before the voters in November.