What Chemicals Are Added to Water to Purify it?

Answer Clean water has to undergo several treatment processes for safe consumption. Even water from a pristine environment can contain viruses, harmful microbes and parasites, many of which we have co-evo... Read More »

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Can plumbing be added to a basement if rough-in is not added during initial construction and the water table sits only 1 foot below the slab?

Answer Look for a special toilet that mounts directly to the floor and the water drains into a box mounted on the floor behind the toilet, under the tank. This box contains a pump that runs off ele... Read More »

Why Don't Municipal Water Treatment Plants Use Distillation to Purify Water?

Distilling water ranks low on the list of public water treatment options because of its high energy usage, high cost and the amount of water wasted in the process. Approximately 5 gallons of water... Read More »

Are chemicals added when recycling plastic bottles?

Yes, chemical additives are used when recycling PET and PVC plastic bottles. For consumers, most plastic bottles in use today are recyclable. There is a plastic numbering system in place on the bot... Read More »

What company makes tablets or pills to purify water?

A number of companies make pills and tablets that purify water. These companies include Potable Aqua, Katadyn, Coghlan and Chlor-Floc. These tablets can be used to make water safe for drinking in t... Read More »