If your water smells or tastes like chlorine, the good news is that your drinking water is not contaminated.
Chlorine is used as a disinfectant in water, and added to control microbes in the drinking supply.
Most of the time, individuals will not notice chlorine in his or her water. When too much is used, however, the “pool smell” will emerge. Excess amounts of chlorine do cause a smell or bad taste, can dry out skin and hair, and can have some health risks, including anemia in infants.