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Chlorine & Chloramine in tap water

Chlorine is often used in drinking water to kill bacteria.

In grower’s circles, it is often said that we can remove chlorine by letting it ‘fizz out’.

That means letting the water stand in an open bucket for a couple of hours and let it dissipate into the air.

That is true and works.

However, there is also Chloramine in our water.

Chloramine is a more stable version of chlorine. It doesn’t ‘fizz out’.

It will disinfect the microorganisms in our soil and its no good for plant growth (or human consumption (I suppose).

One way to remove it is to use a filter like this one.

So, this is another argument for the use of a water filter. It doesn’t have to be Reverse Osmosis, but should be something that filters Chloramine and Chlorine.

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