water treatment

noun
the act or process of making water more potable or useful, as by purifying, clarifying, softening, or deodorizing it.

Origin:
1860–65

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water treatment

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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