According to the experts at Green Water Technologies, the United States enjoys one of the best supplies of drinking water in the world. Water utilities across the country have put in place effective processes to remove contaminants that cause waterborne diseases. Because water quality is such an important topic, it should not be taken for granted. Below, the Green Water Technologies team explains the process of water quality improvement.
Q: What exactly does water quality improvement entail?
Green Water Technologies: It involves the disinfection and purification of untreated ground and surface water, making it safe to drink and pleasant to taste.
Q: Can you describe the process of water treatment?
Green Water Technologies: Untreated water is obtained from an underground aquifer (usually through wells) or from a surface water source, such as a lake or river. Once at the treatment facility, the water is pre-treated to remove debris like leaves and silt. Then, filtration and disinfection are part of a sequence of treatment processes to eliminate disease- causing microorganisms.