Water Chlorination

All You Need to Know About Water Chlorination

You can’t live without water. It’s impossible, really and the vast majority of us, although drink pure water, have consumed tap water at some point in our lives. Perhaps you are one of those who drink only tap water. And we don’t just drink water either. We use it for other stuff such as washing dishes, bathing and doing laundry. 

However, thanks to environmental pollution, the water we get isn’t always pure. In fact, it’s sometimes full of contaminants—even low-profile contaminants such as chlorine. But this begs a question. What is water chlorination and if it’s really so bad, why do people use it? Read on to find out all about it: 

What is Chlorination

Microorganisms are found in groundwater, lakes and rivers and while not all of them can wreak havoc on your health, the fact is that some of them can be very harmful. That’s because they cause a lot of diseases in your body and can even compromise your health. These organisms are also known as pathogens and they can enter your system when you consume water. 

To counter the problem, water chlorination is used. It’s a chemical disinfection method that makes use of chlorine-containing and chlorine substances to get rid of the pathogens and clean the water. Its disinfection properties are also why it’s added in swimming pools. 

History of Water Chlorination 

These days, we have on site electro chlorination that makes it easier to add chlorine to water. However, it wasn’t always that way. People have been adding chlorine to the water since the 1800s when they understood its properties, but they did so manually and in controlled amounts. The result was that it decreased disease rates such as cholera, dysentery and typhoid and kept the citizens strong and healthy. 

These days we have alternatives to on site electro chlorination and water chlorination in general. These methods include Ultraviolet Light and chemical free water treatment options as well. However, it is pertinent to point out that water chlorination remains one of the most cost-effective ways to treat water. 

Harmful Effects of Chlorine

Although most on site electro chlorination use only a small amount of chlorine to clean the water, the fact is that it can be harmful for humans. It can cause issues in the respiratory system, eyes and the nasal passages as well. It can also cause asthma symptoms in people who are overexposed to chlorinated water and wreak havoc if the person already has breathing issues. 

If the water has too much of chlorine present, the affects can be more severe and, in some cases, it can be fatal. That’s why it’s crucial to hire a company that understands the intricacies of water chlorination. And we can help you with that. We’re one of the leading companies in Israel that deal with innovative water disinfectant solutions. Reach out if you want to make an appointment or have any questions at all.