Catbalogan is the Capital of Samar Province, Philippines with a population of 92,454 (2007 Census.) It is Samar's main commercial, trading, educational, political and financial center. It is also an important and major seaport serving inter-island vessels. Catbalogan's central geographical location in Eastern Visayas makes it ideal as the gateway to the three Samar provinces.
It is absolutely essential that drinking water should be safe to drink and contain no harmful bacteria capable of causing diseases. Chlorine is a very effective disinfectant. It has been used for 100 years. The addition of chlorine in small amounts at water treatment works gives maximum disinfection action before water reaches your tap.
Are these low amounts of residual chlorine harmful?
No. The small amounts of chlorine in your water prevent harmful bacteria growing in the water mains or your pipes. You can rest assured that the usual amount of chlorine in water leaving treatment works is safe and well within the World Health Organization guidelines.