Evaluation of The Efficiency of Disinfection of Drinking Water in Kufa City

Abstract

Drinking water chlorination is one of the most significant advance in public health protection. Besides, chlorine-based disinfectants are the only major disinfectants with the lasting residual properties that prevent microbial regrowth and Provide continual protection throughout distribution system from the treatment plant to the final consumer.In this study it was evaluated the efficiency of the sterilization of drinking water in the water supply network of Kufa city, water samples were taken from seven locations distributed over the city and these samples checked in the morning and evening to identify the concentration of chlorine in all its forms (total residual, free residual and combined) , in addition to the follow up to the concentration of chlorine in the same projects processed water for the city as well as to identify the quantities of doses of chlorine added in these projects. Then the results obtained from the concentration of chlorine were compared with the specifications in order to identify the process of sterilization of water in water projects in the city.