What does it take to treat the water?
The process consists of coagulation, flocculation, sedimentation, filtration, fluoridation, and disinfection. The
The water will then flow into a disinfection tank. The chlorine is added at the beginning of this tank, which has a serpentine configuration to ensure enough contact time between the water and chlorine for complete disinfection to take place. The water flows through this tank into the clearwell. The pH corrective chemical (soda ash), the corrosion inhibitor (sodium silicate), and the fluoride additive (sodium silicofluoride) are added at this time. A solution of aqueous ammonia is also added to convert the free chlorine to combined chlorine as the final disinfectant residual
- Aluminum Sulfate – coagulant
- Polymer – coagulant aid
- Powdered Activated Carbon – taste and odor
- Sodium Hypochlorite – disinfectant
- Sodium Silicate – corrosion inhibitor
- Sodium Silicofluoride – fluoridation
- Aqua Ammonia – disinfection
- Sodium Carbonate (Soda Ash) – pH correction
Drinking water regulations are issued by a regulatory agency under the authority of federal, state, or local laws. These regulations, established by the USEPA, typically require water utilities to meet specified water quality standards. Regulations also require that certain monitoring
The quality of Broomfield's water is constantly being monitored from the source to the consumer’s tap to ensure the highest quality is maintained. See the Current Annual Water Quality Report (Printable Version) for more information.
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