How Water Treatment Works
We all need a lot of water every day, so we try to drink plenty. But we don’t always enjoy the taste of the water that comes out of our faucets. Sometimes, we even wonder if it’s as healthy as it should be. The water that’s delivered to your home through a local or municipal water supply is overseen to ensure that it’s safe to drink. It doesn’t necessarily taste very good, though, and it may not be optimally healthy. Tri-Florida Water Treatment of Auburndale, FL, helps our customers enjoy great-tasting water that’s clean and healthy. Water purification is how we do this.
What’s involved in the water purification process?
Quality water purification systems, like those we install throughout the Auburndale area, are designed to take the water that arrives at your home from a municipal source and make it clean.
On the surface, it seems like a fairly simple operation. But the fact is, quite a bit of advanced technology and science goes into the water purification process. Theoretically, you could perform all the water purification steps yourself, but it’s a lot easier (and less expensive) to turn that job over to a water treatment system designed exactly for this purpose.
How water is purified
Here are some of the key steps in the water treatment process.
Removal of minerals
The water that comes into your home is likely full of minerals that aren’t good for you. Iron, cadmium and other heavy metals are what make water “hard” and leave deposits on glasses, plates, pots and pans. During water purification, these minerals are dealt with
by adding certain chemicals that cause the metals
to sink to the bottom of the water tank.
Sediment filters in the water treatment system trap many minerals along with sand and dirt. Trapping these particles early in the filtration stage keeps them from causing damage to equipment later in the process.
Filtration through sand and charcoal
The water now moves through layers of sand, charcoal or other materials to remove any leftover particles that might have been missed in earlier stages. An additional carbon filter then gets rid of chlorine, suspended particles, herbicides and volatile organic compounds.
Treatment with ultraviolet light
Next, the soon-to-be-delicious water enters a tank, where it is treated with ultraviolet (UV) light. This is the best way to kill a wide range of microorganisms present in the water.
Carbon filters and reverse osmosis
Following disinfection, the water moves through a carbon filter that traps impurities within the water. The next step is reverse osmosis, which uses a membrane to remove any remaining particles that may have slipped through.
Water you’ll love to drink
Quite a bit goes into the water purification process – and it’s a whole lot more than what your municipal water supplier provides.
We just touched on the basics here, but even if you’re not a “scientist,” you can see why properly treated water is the only kind you really want to drink.
If you’re tired of bad-tasting water, Tri-Florida Water Treatment is here to help with a custom water purification system for your home. Give us a call at (863) 965-1439 or contact us online.