Why is Water Chlorination so important?

Why is water chlorination so important?

Protecting water systems to ensure they are safe and compliant is hugely important to keep us safe from life-threatening illnesses such as Legionnaire’s Disease.

Water Chlorination is one of the ways in which we can safeguard against illness and keep water clean and uncontaminated. There is a range of waterborne bacteria, however, the most well-known is Legionnaire’s Disease.

Water Chlorination Process

The water chlorination process has been used for a number of years and is highly effective in the approach we take to water hygiene safety.

Microorganisms can be found in water from rivers, lakes, and groundwater. Not all microorganisms are harmful to human health, there are some organisms that may cause diseases in humans. These are called pathogens. Pathogens present in water can be transferred through a drinking water distribution system, causing waterborne disease in those who consume it.

In order to control these waterborne diseases, various disinfection methods can be used to disarm pathogens. Along with other water treatment processes such as coagulation, sedimentation, and filtration, chlorination creates water that is safe for public consumption. Chlorination Services are one of the most popular services Water Hygiene Services offers to clients in 2018.

How is Chlorination used?

Chlorination is used to, quite simply, disinfect the water which we consume. The chlorination method was first discovered over a century ago, and is still used widely today. Chlorination is a chemical disinfection method that uses various types of chlorine or chlorine-containing substances for the oxidation and disinfection of what will be the potable water source.

The popularity of chlorination interaction has been widespread here in the UK, with scores of offices, factories, schools, hospitals and various other public places benefitting from the application so as to provide an effective solution to the threat of unwanted legionella outbreaks.

Is Chlorination Safe?

The Chlorination process is perfectly safe and protects us against water bacteria. Chlorine is available in the form of either compressed elemental gas, sodium hypochlorite solution or solid calcium hypochlorite. Although the chemical compounds (in very large doses) are considered a potential risk to health, the way in which we introduce them to water means that the end product is safe for human consumption.

How and when do we Chlorinate water?

Chlorination can be done at any time/point throughout the water treatment process. Each point of chlorine application will subsequently control a different water contaminant concern. Therefore, offering a complete spectrum of treatment from the time the water enters the treatment facility to the time it leaves.

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