The history of Water Treatment

It was a Tuesday in June 1903 when the first Model A Ford was sold. Six months later in December, the Wright Brothers floated on air.

It too was the year when water treatment went from waterborne disease prevention to the discovery of softer, less-mineralized water. Water softeners were born. In 1909, liquid chlorine was developed for disinfection of water supplies.

It seems like water filtration began thousands of years ago. Native Indians, Egypt, China, even the Old Testament speaks of filtered water. Hippocrates in the 4th century B.C boiled water to improve taste and then filtered through a cloth bag. Read more of water treatment history.

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