chapter  16
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Like drinking water, liquid wastewater effluent is disinfected. Unlike drinking water, wastewater effluent is disinfected not to directly (direct end-of-pipe connection) protect a drinking water supply but to protect public health in general. This is particularly important when the secondary effluent is discharged into a body of water used for swimming or for a downstream water supply. This chapter discusses basic chlorination and dechlorination.