Drinking Water Treatment

Published 2016

Drinking water treatment using continuous chlorination disinfects a water supply. It destroys pathogenic bacteria, nuisance bacteria, viruses, some parasites and other microorganisms. It also oxidizes iron and manganese so they can be filtered out, and oxidizes hydrogen sulfide in order to reduce nuisance odors. Continuous chlorination is a complex and relatively expensive treatment process. It requires continuous monitoring and knowledgeable management. Using continuous chlorination for control of bacteria should not be considered without consulting a professional and fully exploring other options such as drilling a new well or eliminating the source of contamination.

Publication Details


Bruce I. Dvorak

Sharon O. Skipton


Natural Resources

Water Management

Publication Date March 01, 2004
Last Revision Date August 10, 2016
Language English


Series NebGuide