Understanding how Water Treatment Works

Water treatment is an important part of our everyday lives that we don’t usually think about. We use water every day without really even knowing where it comes from. In this article, we are going to take a look at the process that water goes through before it is clean for you to use.

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Before water is treated and safe to use there are a lot of things that must be removed. A good example of this would be harmful bacteria. The pumping station is the first point of the water treatment process. The water may be drawn from a lake or river and is brought to the treatment facility. When the water arrives it needs to be cleaned of any sediment that may be present.

Coagulate is used to group the particles together in a process called flocculation. One way these particles are removed is by using tanks to sink the groupings to the bottom before the water is moved on to the next part. After this process is complete it is time to filter the water. Ozone is used in the form of bubbles that work to disinfect the water making it finally clean for use.


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