Water Treatment Methods

Water that is acquired through your local water company travels through a series of pipes that originate near a body of water. After traversing the plumbing that is underneath roadways, commercial businesses and residences within a specific region are supplied with the water that is necessary for hydration, cleaning, or industrial applications. Contaminants could affect the overall taste, smell, and color of the water. Learn about some water treatment techniques that you can use within your facility.

A Carbon Filtering System

Dirt, sand, rust, and other microscopic particles that could contaminate water are eliminated with the aid of a carbon filtering system. Some filters are designed to be attached directly to a water line. With this type of filtering system, a dual set of filters will trap particles as they pass through the line.

The double filtering process will remove the majority of fine particulates, resulting in clearer water that tastes refreshing. There are also smaller filtering systems that can be used to filter water from one source within your business or that can be used to remove contaminants from a batch of water that is going to be poured into a container or a holding tank.

Portable filtering systems include bag style filters that need to be suspended and that will allow a hose or plumbing section to be attached to the filtering device, faucet filters that require a small unit to be secured to the end of a faucet, and bottle filters that each contain a built-in carbon layer.

Water Purification

Impurities that are in the water can be removed with the aid of a chemical treatment process or a softener. A chemical treatment may be in a tablet or powder form. This type of product should be administered by a treatment technician, upon the completion of a water test.

A water softener also aids in removing contaminants that cause water to smell unpleasant or possess an unnatural color and taste. A water softener is a unit that contains a salt mixture. The salt mixture comes into contact with the fresh water supply and will neutralize impurities that have affected the quality of the water.

If water causes the skin to feel dry and irritated or if things that are laundered with water tend to feel stiff once they have dried, hard water may be to blame. After a water softener is installed, water will pass through it, prior to being dispensed from faucets.

To learn more, contact a local water treatment service.