Water Treatment Tab 3

Water Treatment Unit Processes

Screens Remove fish, shells, and other large debris
Pumps Propel the water through the treatment process at a controlled rate
Rapid Mix Quickly distributes treatment chemicals through the water
Flocculators Mix the treatment chemicals with the water at a controlled rate in three stages of decreasing energy to clump the smaller particles together
Sedimentation Basins Water moves very slowly through the Sedimentation Basins to allow large particles to settle down to the bottom and be removed from the water.
Filters Remove fine particles from the water
Finished Water Reservoir Disinfection takes place in the Finished Water Reservoir before water is distributed to customers.