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Chemical Disinfection, Chlorination, Ozone

For private water systems, the most common chemical disinfection system is through the use of chlorine, but other chemical disinfection or oxidation systems may include ozone and hydrogen peroxide systems. Ozone and peroxide are not common chemical disinfection systems for private wells or small water systems, but they are effective disinfection systems that also aid in oxidizing Iron, Manganese, Hydrogen Sulfide, and other reduced contaminants. Water chlorination can be accomplished through the use of liquid chlorine feed-systems, drop tablet chlorinators, and erosion chlorination systems. Typically, these systems require some source of chlorine, a feed system, storage to provide adequate reaction time, and, in many cases, a private well owner will need to add a carbon filtration system to remove excess chlorine and chlorine by-products. Treated water should contain a free chlorine residual of at least 0.5 ppm to be safe (microbiologically) for drinking and no more than 2.0 mg/L to be free from any unpleasant taste or chlorine odor although many rural private well owners can detect a chlorine taste and odor at a level as low as 0.5 ppm. When that happens, these users may install point-of-use carbon filters on sinks and shower heads to eliminate the taste and odor of chlorine.

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