What Is Home Dechlorination?

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Home dechlorination is the process of removing chlorine from the water supply before it reaches your faucets. WaterSmart Systems & Plumbing is here to help. Keep reading to learn more, and contact us today to get one set up in your home.

The problems with chlorine

Chlorine is often added to a community’s drinking water for preventative reasons. It helps kill off bacteria and other microorganisms that could potentially harm you if you ingested them.

Chlorinated water, however, can also have a very specific, sometimes unpleasant smell that turn many off from drinking it.

Additionally, there have been recent studies that indicate overexposure to chlorine can be potentially harmful. According to Health Canada, there have been documented increases in bladder cancer and colon cancer among people who drank chlorinated water for 35 years or more.

However, it should be noted the benefits of chlorine often outweigh the health risks, and it remains the choice of water treatment experts.

It’s usually the smell that puts people off the most. If you’re concerned about the chlorine in your drinking water, contact WaterSmart today.


Home dechlorination will make your drinking water much more enjoyable.

Home dechlorination: How to set it up

There are a couple of options to consider here.

One popular way to remove chlorine from drinking water is by filtering your water through a pitcher filter that you keep in the fridge. There are many to choose from, and most are quite effective at minimizing chlorine levels.

You could also get a water filtration attachment for your tap itself that will be just as effective as a pitcher filter. Just remember to replace the filter once every few months, or as indicated by the manufacturer, to maintain proper filtration function.

For more, check out our article on the benefits of a water filtration system.

At WaterSmart, we recommend investing in effective, whole home dechlorination that can be used with any water softener.


home dechlorination system




  • Non-electric

  • No backwashing required

  • Simple, reliable, and economical operation

  • Reduces skin irritation caused by chlorine in water

  • Highest grade carbon media for containment removal and long chlorination life

  • All components NSF certified

  • Can be added to any water softener or as stand alone

  • Pol-E-Wound fiberglass resin tank to provide superior strength - does not deteriorate, rust, or corrode


Trust WaterSmart For Home Dechlorination!

If you would like to learn more about getting set up with whole home dechlorination, contact the water experts at WaterSmart. We have been serving the water needs of the Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph, and surrounding areas for 25 years.


Purchase a home dechlorination system and one or our expert master plumbers will install it for you free of charge! By choosing WaterSmart, you also get:

  • Free delivery.

  • Installation of the new system, hooked up to any necessary plumbing

  • Set-up and programming of the unit

  • Removal and hauling away the old water unit (as long as it isn't a rental unit)

  • Testing to ensure proper operation

  • Demonstration on how the unit works

  • Clean up the job site

You can trust WaterSmart’s products and expertise to better the quality of your home's water. With an array of exclusive features, WaterSmart Systems' line of water treatment products is guaranteed to provide your family with conditioned, clean water by treating and filtering the water that enters your home.

What our customers are saying:

“Excellent customer care! From the initial phone call to the installation - the entire experience was helpful and focused on customer satisfaction.”

- Eric Gillespie