Is chlorine disinfection new?

No. Chlorine has been the primary method to disinfect drinking water for more than 100 years.  Regionally, chlorine was the primary drinking water disinfectant prior to October of the year 2000 when conversion to chloramines was achieved.

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1. What are chloramines?
2. Why the temporary change to chlorine disinfection?
3. Is chlorine disinfection new?
4. Will I notice any change in my water?
5. Is switching between disinfection methods safe?
6. Can children and pregnant women drink chlorinated water?
7. Will it affect my baby’s formula?
8. What about people who are sensitive to chemicals?
9. Can I wash open wounds with chlorinated water?
10. Can I use chlorinated water on plants?
11. Will chlorine affect my plumbing?
12. Does bottled water contain chlorine?
13. Will a carbon filter remove chlorine?
14. Will letting water sit remove chlorine?
15. Can people on low sodium diets or with diabetes use chlorinated water?
16. What should kidney dialysis patients do if they have questions?
17. Should I take special precautions with my aquarium or pond?
18. Where can I get more information?