What is Free Chlorination?

Free chlorination is a temporary process that distributes free chlorine in place of combined chlorine (chloramines) throughout the water distribution system as part of the annual distribution system maintenance. Free chlorination is a common practice used by water producers using the chloramine treatment method. It is typically performed once or twice per year over a four-to-five-week time period.

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1. What is Free Chlorination?
2. What is Free Chlorine?
3. What is Chloramine?
4. Is chlorine in drinking water safe?
5. Will I notice a change in my water during free chlorination?
6. What can I do to improve the taste or smell in my water?
7. Do I have to take special precautions removing free chlorine from fish aquariums?
8. Do dialysis facilities need to take special precautions during free chlorine?
9. I notice the hydrant on my street flowing, is this part of the process?