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water treatment

the act or process of making water more potable or useful, as by purifying, clarifying, softening, or deodorizing it.
1860-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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  • The opposite side of the same coin is improving efficiency in water treatment and increasing water reuse.
  • Even prior to the bombing, water treatment and power plants were decaying due to lack of replacement parts.
  • Engineering, and water treatment and supply companies that will be contracted for these projects stand to make profit.
  • Add up the work of a whole mussel community, and you get a virtual water treatment plant.
  • The swamp ecosystem also acts as a water treatment plant, filtering wastes and purifying water naturally.
  • Wetland ecosystems also act as water treatment facilities.
  • They are fast-growing and quickly clog water intake pipes for water treatment and power plants.
  • The article implies that chemicals should be done away with in water treatment.
  • They also tested water from eight water treatment plants that serve the city and tap water from randomly selected households.
  • Additionally, the gas company voluntarily set up water treatment.
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water purification

treatment of water to make it safe and acceptable for human use. Such treatment grew vastly in importance in the 20th century because of the growth of cities and development of industry and, consequently, of pollution

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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