Earlier this year, Los Angeles began disinfecting its drinking water with chloramine rather than the chlorine it had used for decades.  You can read more about it by visiting Southern California Public Radio 89.3 KPCC or our coverage in a recent Drinking Water News post. With such a large municipality making a switch in the […]


What is chlorine?

by wfnblog on March 29, 2012

Atomic number 17 on the periodic table, chlorine is a naturally occurring element that is used extensively as a disinfectant in public water treatment plants to eliminate bacteria. Chlorine has been added to disinfect drinking water since the early twentieth century, making it possible to minimize more effectively the spread of waterborne diseases. Chlorine works […]