National Federation of Group Water Schemes

Chlorination

Information for Group Water Schemes

An information booklet that explains the importance of drinking water disinfection and the benefit of chlorination in providing such disinfection from the treatment plant to the consumer's tap.  The booklet focuses on sodium hypochlorite, the most commonly used means of chlorination in group water scheme supplies, emphasising the importance of choosing the correct sodium hypochlorite and suggesting steps that will improve the efficiency of dosing systems and ensure a safe and wholesome drinking water supply.  Key health and safety concerns when dealing with sodium hypochlorite are also addressed.

GWS chlorination guidance web booklet