Water Treatment Process

Where does water come from? We use water every single day of our lives. Whether it is to drink, cook with, wash with or work with. Water is necessary to our survival as humans. So shouldn’t we be more in tune with the importance of clean sanitised water and shouldn’t we try and understand more about where the water from our tap actually comes from? It’s often not until our water stops for one reason or another that we realise how much we rely on it. I’m sure we have all been there once before when our hot water system breaks down and we attempt to fill the bath with several kettles only to be faced with a semi warm bath, just a few inches deep. Or even worse when our water supply ceases entirely, even just for a few minutes, a lot of us would panic. The Water Cycle Water is one of nature’s greatest gifts. It falls from the sky as rain before working its way into rivers or soaking into the ground. Eventually it returns to the sea where it evaporates, forming rain-clouds and the whole cycle starts again. Treatment for drinking water The treatment involved when it comes to drinking water production involves lots of stages. The main stage is the removal of contaminants from the raw water to produce water that is good enough for human consumption without any short-term or long-term health implications. Substances that are removed during the process of drinking water treatment include;

  • Suspecnded solids
  • Bacteria
  • Algae
  • Viruses
  • Fungi
  • Minerals such as iron
The processes involved in removing the contaminants include physical processes such as settling, filtration, chemical processes such as disinfection and coagulation. Measures taken to ensure water quality not only relate to the treatment of the water, but to its conveyance and distribution after treatment. It is Water Treatment The work Water Hygiene Services conduct is varied but our goal is to be a leading independent provider of specialist services relating to monitoring the safety of water systems and in particular the risk from exposure to Legionella bacteria. The water cycle is such a fascinating system, therefore it is important that the water we have is looked after to the upmost to ensure it is 100% safe for human consumption. Did you know… Yorkshire Water supplies two million homes and businesses in Yorkshire with fresh drinking water. Thames Water in London supplies more than 1,000 litres of water a week on average to each of their 8.8 million drinking water customers. If you would like to discuss your water treatment needs please contact us.]]>

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