Water Supply, Treatment, and Distribution
The ready availability of potable water is taken for granted by most people in the Western world. Nevertheless, as will be seen throughout this book, the need for effective water extraction, treatment, and distribution remains as great now as it ever was. To safeguard public health, potable water has to be free of pathogens and noxious chemicals. It must also be pleasant to taste and have good appearance for human consumption. Water companies have a responsibility to provide a continuous supply of wholesome water which is achievable through the collection, treatment, and, then, distribution of water.