Did you know - Chlorine was Introduced in the Early 1900s
British scientist Sims Woodhead is credited as being the first individual to use chlorine as a sterilizing agent in potable water. This was done to try and contain the typhoid outbreak in Maidstone, Kent. It was first regularly used in the United States in 1908 in Boonton, New Jersey. Since then, new technology on safe water chlorination practices have been invented, for example the use of the salt chlorination systems have picked up popularity in the past decade.