Chlorine means safe water
Clean drinking water is a basic human right.
Canada is fortunate to have vast water reserves and one of the safest systems in the world. This system depends on water treatment facilities and processes to manage risk in our water supply.
Over 75% of all drinkable water in North America is treated with chlorine or chlorine derivatives, and has been for over a century. With its capacity to knock out harmful micro-organisms like bacteria and its low cost, chlorine is the best option for water treatment. This is particularly true in those small communities where accessing clean drinking water can be a challenge. Chlorine-based products play an invaluable role in maintaining clean drinking water.
"The human right to water is indispensable for leading a life in human dignity. It is a prerequisite for the realization of other human rights"
So often, we take for granted that we can turn on a tap and have clean, safe water.
The consequences of water contamination, from harmful organisms like E. Coli or waterborne diseases, can be devastating; personally and for the community. An adequate, closely regulated dose of chlorine can negate those hazards.