Is Your Drinking Water Safe?
It’s common for public water systems to add chlorine to the water supply. In the right amounts, it helps to kill microorganisms capable of causing life-threatening illnesses from water borne pathogens such as Legionella. But as a result, disinfection byproducts are created when chlorine reacts with organic material naturally occurring in water. As time passes and reactions occur, the volume of byproducts begins to build up.