The article discusses the importance of water treatment in providing quality and safe drinking water. A historical background of the U.S. federal regulation of drinking water quality is presented. It was found by the Public Health Service in 1969 that only 60 percent of the systems surveyed delivered water that met all the Public Health Service standards. Filtration and chlorination are also cited as an effective treatment techniques for protecting U.S. water supplies from harmful microbes. An overview of the process of water treatment is presented.
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Original Publication Citation
Katsioloudis, P. (2009). Water treatment: Keeping it pure. Technology Teacher, 68(7), 10-15.
Katsioloudis, Petros, "Water Treatment: Keeping it Pure" (2009). STEMPS Faculty Publications. 282.