April 09, 2018
Chattanooga, Tenn. (April 9, 2018) – Drinking water sources are subject to contamination and require appropriate treatment to remove disease-causing agents, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Public drinking water systems use various methods of water treatment to provide safe drinking water for their communities.
“Even while falling as rain, water picks up small amounts of gases, ions, dust, and particulate matter from the atmosphere,” said Kevin Kruchinski, director of operations for Tennessee American Water. “As it flows over or through the surface layers of the earth, it dissolves and carries with it some of almost everything it touches.”
Kruchinski said the added substances might be classified as biological, chemical (organic and inorganic), physical and radiological impurities. They may...