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8 Ways to Protect Your Town's Water Supply | Care2 Healthy Living

8 Ways to Protect Your Town's Water Supply | Care2 Healthy Living

There are several towns in the U.S. that have a high standard of water quality , according to the Environmental Protection Agency. These towns include Aspen and Vail, Colorado; Georgetown, Texas; and Gatlinburg, Tennessee. These towns, by luck and by design, are well situated within healthy watersheds that have a low possibility of becoming polluted. There are a number of important factors involved in the creation of clean, healthy drinking water . First of all, water supplies come from underground (aquifers), lakes, rivers, and sometimes desalinated sea water. Water is purified and disinfected with chlorine. Then the treated water flows either by pipes or gravity to reservoirs or water tanks. Once the water goes down the drain and into a sewer system, it is then treated and released back into a body of water or is used for agricultural or industrial purposes. In order to ...

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