People have been treating the water supply for centuries. The various methods go back quite some time to the point where it has been represented in books as well as paintings on the walls of tombs! The first time we know a treatment plant for municipal water was built and put into use it was in Scotland in the early 1800s. Before the water was distributed to the local residents and businesses, the water was processed through a sand filtration system. Within a few years, in order for water to reach customers more quickly, the treatment plant began installing pipes. With an interesting start to treating water, we at AAA Water Team would like to share a little more of the brief history of water treatments.
Pressure Sand Filters for Water Treatment
To bring safe drinking water to homes and businesses approximately 90 years later, Americans began building the same type of large sand filtered water treatment plants. This method was actively set into motion in direct response to the knowledge that contaminated water would spread epidemics like Cholera and Typhoid through the cities and towns. To allow for even cleaner water in the 1850s in Great Britain the addition of water chlorination had been tested and used successfully. However, the chlorination alone was not fully effective to protect against waterborne diseases.
Chlorine in Water
In an effort to minimize the use of chlorine, water experts filtered through different additives by the early 1990s. In Belgium and in France, these water experts experimented with disinfectants like calcium hypo chlorite. To avoid the negative effects of chlorine, this trial lead the way for private homeowners to install water filters and shower filters.
Water Treatment Using Activated Carbon & Other Methods
Unfortunately, there have been waterborne illnesses for as long as we have had running water. To make water safe to consume and bathe in the water, pollutants and micro organisms have been the driving force in finding better ways to filter water. Several techniques to remove the pesticides, organic chemicals, microorganisms, and pollution were implemented in water treatment plants. A few examples of these methods and techniques include regeneration or active carbon, aeration, and flocculation.
Membranes Water Treatment
By the 1980s, membrane treatment solutions started becoming more common and popular due to the significantly superior efficiency and cost-effectiveness to other systems for removing both suspended solids, which is the membrane filtration, and the dissolved solids, reverse osmosis. For everything from small businesses to large city and municipality water systems, membrane treatment is used as a solution today.
Latest Drinking Water Purification Technology
However, with our better understanding of reserved water, homeowners and businesses owners are recognizing the need for additional water treatment systems to make the water more pure. Such water treatments include water filters, water softeners, and reverse osmosis systems.
Whole Home Water Filtration Systems & More in Golden Gate Estates, Naples, Cape Coral, Fort Myers & Lehigh Acres, Florida
If you are unsure which water treatments are right for your home or business, AAA Water Team can perform a water test to evaluate the chemicals and mineral content of your water. Once we know the details of your water, we can present the most optimal solution to ensure your water is fresh, pure, and healthy for consumption and daily use. Call us today to get started!