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Treating Excessive Chlorine in Drinking Water

How Much Is Too Much?

The existence of chlorine in drinking water isn’t as uncommon as you may think. Frequently used by municipal water treatment facilities to kill bacteria, it is estimated by the Environmental Protection Agency that over 65% of all community water systems use chlorine to disinfect their water.

Yet, the Environmental Defense Fun cites chlorine in drinking water as one of the most toxic, and potentially cancer-causing, chemicals. Why?

Trace amounts of chlorine (that is, up to 4 milligrams per liter) are considered by the EPA as perfectly safe, with no harmful health effects to be expected. However, some people are more sensitive to chlorine than others. Further, the U.S. General Accounting Office has reported that up to 75% of water treatment plants in the United States may have deficiencies, leading to unsafe water being delivered to both homes and commercial facilities.

While the use of chlorine has been shown to reduce the risk of infectious disease due to waterborne pathogens, a number of recent epidemiological studies reveal a link between water chlorination and an increased risk for certain types of cancer.

Capital Well Clean Water Center Can Help

Whether your water is delivered from a municipal treatment center or a private well, the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services also recommends annual water testing for excessive levels of chlorine as well as a number of contaminants, including radon, arsenic, coliform, and others.

The professionals at Capital Well are committed to helping you enjoy the cleanest, purest water possible. To that end, not only do we provide water testing services you can rely on, but top of the line water treatment services as well. As a certified installer of Evolve's state-of-the-art water treatment systems, our team helps ensure residential and commercial customers water that is both clear and clean. Let us show you which water treatment system is right for you.

And with over 30 years' experience providing trusted, reliable water services to New Hampshire and beyond, the team at Capital Well Clean Water Center can ensure you're in good hands.

Test for Excessive Chlorine Levels in Your Water!

Schedule a water test today to keep your water safe and healthy for you and your family. Call (800) 924-1192!

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  • David G. Andreasan

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  • George Craggy

    Jonathan, I wanted to drop a couple of lines to tell you how satisfied and happy that I chose Capital Well Co. for my water needs. From your lead man Steve to your drill people, your plumbing guy and your guy on the back hoe. Everyone that cast a shadow on my door threshold were polite, professional and willing to take the time to explain and answer my questions; which were many . Jon, it was my pleasure to meet you today and pleased that you came by for a follow up visit and explain how the heater works. SO...if I get a chance to tell everyone that needs a new well, I definitely will. It is apparent there is no "I" in your team . Thank you everyone.
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    Mr. Swain, Thank you so much for the service Capital Well provided at my home today. I left a message with you at the behest of Ed Monty. I received a prompt phone call from Greg to arrange for a service call and to discuss what might need to be done. Promptly at (actually a few minutes before) the scheduled time, Bobby showed up to perform the service. Bobby was excellent at explaining the service, why some things were needed and how the well and pump worked, and answered all of my questions to my satisfaction. All in all, this was a very positive experience for us. Thanks to you and the people at Capital Well for prompt, courteous, and efficient service.
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About Capital Well

Capital Well Clean Water Center has been part of the New Hampshire community since its founding in 1986. Clean, pure water is something that's important to all of us, so we offer a wide range of products to deliver clean water to families. We know that pure water plays a big role in your family's comfort. learn more..

Where We Are

Dunbarton Office
150 Concord Stage Road
Dunbarton, NH 03046

Lancaster Office
234 Summer Street
Lancaster, NH 03584