What are chlorination byproducts?
Chlorination byproducts are chemical compounds formed when chlorine reacts with organic matter in water. Total trihalomethanes are a specific group of regulated compounds formed when chlorination is practiced.

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1. Why is chlorine added to the tap water?
2. What are chlorination byproducts?
3. What steps has ACWD taken to ensure that chlorination byproducts are minimized?
4. Does ACWD meet current state and federal regulations for total trihalomethanes?