Is chlorinated water safe to drink?

Yes. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) limits the amount of chlorine in drinking water to levels that are safe for human consumption. The levels of chlorine used for drinking water disinfection are unlikely to cause long-term health effects. Chlorine levels up to 4 milligrams per liter or 4 parts per million (ppm) are considered safe in drinking water. The City of Kingsburg’s goal is to maintain a level between .5ppm and 1.25ppm. Dialysis patients should contact their health care providers for more information about increased chlorine levels in their drinking water. Fish and reptile owners should also take necessary precautions.

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1. What is Drinking Water Chlorination?
2. Is chlorinated water safe to drink?
3. Why is Kingsburg chlorinating its water now?
4. Who is overseeing the chlorination and TCP treatment process?
5. Where can I find more information?
6. Who can I contact for more information?