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Drinking Water Treatment


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Here, we will consider the reasons why such treatment is needed, the nature of the materials which are removed from raw water and explore the processes that accomplish that removal. We will consider water treatment in communities and in individual homes.

Water provided for human consumption requires treatment in order to make it safe (potable) and good tasting (palatable). While modern technology offers remarkable capabilities to accomplish these goals, the introduction of new and different pollutants and the cost of treating to required levels is a challenge for the water supply industry.

Drinking water treatment plant
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Drinking Water Treatment Plant

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