Water districts supply water to large areas and may treat their sewage wastes. If you have a public water supply, the district treats the water to destroy possible disease-causing microorganisms, such as bacteria and protozoa. Ozone treatment is an alternative to the intense chemical and filtering processes that occur inmost water-treatment facilities.
Explore where drinking water or potable water originates, how it is treated and distributed, and how the resource is protected. Obviously, the cleaner the water source, the less treatment it requires. As a result, we should all be concerned about the activities occurring in our watershed because it is the source of our potable water.
Based on your understanding of the virtual water plant, answer the following questions:
1. What is the source of the plant’s water? If the source is a public or private set of wells, where are they located and how are they protected? If the source is surface water, how is it protected?
2. How much and what type of treatment is employed to make the water potable? What are the greatest water quality concerns facing the watershed?
Submit your response in a MS Word document of the following specifications:
- Font: Arial; Point 12
- Spacing: Double
- Include an APA title page. Refer to the sample APA title page.
- Cite all sources used in APA format, including at least one in-text citation from each source and aReference page