Treatment and Distribution Overview

Distribution is essential to ensuring we can enjoy clean water at any faucet or function. Generally, water is distributed through public utility water lines, private wells and bottled water. As a result, each supply system requires its own treatment mechanism to ensure that water is clear of harmful contaminants.

Each point of distribution differs in the number of customers and scale of water output and are governed by different quality standards. Consequently, the treatment processes may vary depending on these standards. Additionally, the treatment process is designed to treat contaminants found in particular water sources, such as groundwater or surface water.

This is part of the Drinking Water Toolkit. Start the toolkit from the beginning to determine your drinking water source.