Water Treatment Process. Before arriving at your tap, water is treated at the Hanahan Water Treatment Plant to remove sediment, bacteria, and other impurities. Next, the water flows into sedimentation basins, where the heavy floc particles sink to the bottom and are removed.
Herein, what does it mean for water to be treated?
Water treatment is any process that improves the quality of water to make it more acceptable for a specific end-use. The end use may be drinking, industrial water supply, irrigation, river flow maintenance, water recreation or many other uses, including being safely returned to the environment.
Why do we treat water?
Drinking water is treated to kill or inactivate any pathogenic micro-organisms such as viruses, bacteria and parasites, to remove inorganic and organic trace contaminants which have found their way into the water system because of pollution and to reduce the naturally occurring organic compounds such as humic acid and
Why it is important for water to be treated?
We consider wastewater treatment as a water use because it is so interconnected with the other uses of water. Treatment plants reduce pollutants in wastewater to a level nature can handle. Wastewater is used water. It includes substances such as human waste, food scraps, oils, soaps and chemicals.