Why does my water smell like chlorine?

Sensitivity to the odor of chlorine varies among customers. The chlorine odor of tap water is directly attributed to the disinfection process. Disinfection is a requirement of the Federal government for all Public Water Systems to help protect against bacteria, viruses, and parasites. Chlorine residuals in the distribution system must be maintained between 0.2 to 4.0 parts per million.

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