Why is there chlorine in the water?

Chlorine is a disinfectant that acts as 'health insurance' against the possible occurrence of disease-causing organisms called pathogens. If this type of contaminant were present in the water, chlorine would kill it. Chlorine dosages in Redmond's drinking water are very low, usually between 0.2 ppm and 1.2 ppm.

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1. What’s in my water? Is it safe to drink?
2. Is there fluoride in my water?
3. Do I need a water filter in my home?
4. Why is there chlorine in the water?
5. Where does my water come from?
6. Do I have hard or soft water?
7. Why does my water sometimes have an odd taste and other times it doesn’t?