WHEN DOES CHLORINE NEED TO BE ADDED TO PURIFIED DRINKING WATER WATER?
Even though the HydroMax system uses multiple and various technologies to purify the water, it is necessary to provide a chlorine residual in the finished water in order to prevent biological recontamination during water storage and during distribution through piping systems to the locations where the water is to be used or consumed. In the United States, the Safe Drinking Water Act legislates that all public water supplies contain adequate chlorine concentrations to prevent the presence of coliform bacteria. Chlorine destroys nearly all types of biological life forms by oxidation. Direct contact with a strong oxidizer will cause the cell walls of a bacteria to rupture, effectively deactivating the organism. The HydroMax system injects sodium hypochlorite solution (bleach), a common, inexpensive source of chlorine, into the purified water in order to create legal, active bacteria free potable water.