Water quality

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Where Does Your Drinking Water Come from?

In this week’s discussion, we will explore the various drinking water sources we depend upon, as well as consider possible threats to the long-term availability and quality of our drinking water. As the recent lead in water crisis in Flint, Michigan revealed, safe drinking water is not something we can take for granted. In order to answer some of these questions, you may want to locate credible online sources of information; it may also be helpful to contact your local water company.

  1. Where does your drinking water come from? Did you already know the answer to that question, or did you have to research it?
  2. What processes, if any, does your drinking water have to go through from the source to your home? For instance, the water might be filtered or treated for possible bacteria.
  3. What are some possible threats, short-term and long-term, to your drinking water supply?
  4. What might be done, or is being done, to address those threats?
  5. What are some things we can do, individually, to help safeguard our drinking water supplies for future generations?

Your initial posting should be 250-500 words

The area in which we are writing about is in Denver CO zip code 80247

Tutor Answer

School: Boston College




Water Resources



Denver Water Source
Denver’s water source is mainly from surface water which comes from the Blue River,
Fraser River watersheds, South Platte River and the Williams Fork. Furthermore, more surface
water is sourced from Ralston Creek, South Boulder Creek and Bear Creek water shades (Grigg
& Colorado State University, 2005). This being surface water that is prone to various forms of
contamination before it is channeled to homes for domestic use, the water is treated through five
major processes.
Treatment process
Coagulation also knew as flocculation is the first process. In this case, the water from the
surface source is collected and put in the mixing basin where it is mixed with lime, polymer,
alum and carbon dioxide. This is a process that is necessary for the elimination of small particles
since it helps in making the small unwanted particles of binding together. Ones they are ...

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