Is chlorine in drinking water safe?

Yes, a small amount of chlorine is added to disinfect the drinking water in accordance with United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) regulations. The USEPA requires treated tap water to contain a detectable level of chlorine in the distribution system for ongoing disinfection.

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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?