442-670 (BSE-75P)

Authors as Published

Brian Benham, Extension Specialist, Associate Professor, Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech; Erin Ling, Senior Extension Associate, Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech

Cover, Virginia Household Water Quality Program: Household Water Treatment

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This publication discusses several types of water treatment devices and, in general terms, the mechanism each device uses to treat water. No single water treatment device treats all problems, and all devices have limitations. Once installed, periodic testing of water samples collected before and after a water treatment device is recommended to ensure the device is working as intended. A table included at the end of this publication provides a summary of the common water treatment devices discussed in this publication, their primary use, and the maintenance and limitations associated with each device.

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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.

Publication Date

August 22, 2013