How potable H20 is produced


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How potable H20 is produced

  1. 1. b.stev How potable H 2 O is produced
  2. 2. The Resource Management Act 1991 LOCAL AUTHORITIES control & regulate the drinking water supplies , Ensuring safe water is delivered to our homes. The DEPARTMENTS work together closely to provide this . ( Govt NZ, 2008) H 2 O in NZ that is utilised in homes is monitored in accordance with:
  3. 3. Ministry of Environment & the Regional Council monitor the source of H 2 O [Rivers & Groundwater] Resource Management Act 1991 stipulates the tools needed to ensure this supply . The ,”Council Officers,” are responsible to the position (Govt NZ, 2008)
  4. 4. Ministry of Health H 2 O treated under the law of the: Health Amendment Bill of Drinking Water The ,”Drinking Water Assessors,” are responsible The Building Act Building Inspectors: responsible to the tap (Govt NZ, 2008)
  5. 5. Discussion: Outline the Treatment Process of POTABLE H 2 O Includes: sedimentation coagulaton filtration disinfection storage reticulation
  6. 6. treatment begins by sedimentation H 2 O is collected in a large tank, the SOILDS in H 2 O settle by gravity
  7. 7. Particles smaller than 0.1um remain in motion due to ELECTROSTATIC CHARGE . This charge ALSO causes these small particles to repel each other.
  8. 8. A coagulant chemical is added that neutralises the water. The particles then agglomerate & also then settle - these bigger particles are called ,”FLOCS”
  9. 9. Often used in smaller plants Mixed gently to prevent molecular breakage FILTER AID POLYMERS, 0.1mg/L , added to lengthen filter run times CHEMICLALS USED Aluminium sulphate Polyaluminium chloride MOST COMMON Usually dosed at >1mg/L Ferric chloride Ferric sulphate
  10. 10. H 2 O is THEN filtered, It removes particles – to the size of: 0.035 microns . It catches almost ALL bacteria
  11. 11. Often used ,” sand filtering ,” ie: MASTERTON’S TOWN SUPPLY - utilises this process & then the H 2 O is covered in a pond NZ’s newest,“ ultrafiltration ,” plant is located in the WAIKATO REGION. Filters: 75 million litres per day (International NZ, 2008) (Masterton District Council, 2008)
  12. 12. <ul><li>CHLORINE is the most used chemical </li></ul><ul><li>98% treated H 2 O is with chlorine </li></ul><ul><li>chlorine dioxide is very strong & </li></ul><ul><li>effective against crytosporidium </li></ul><ul><li>sodium hypo chlorite solution </li></ul><ul><li>solid calcium hypo chlorite </li></ul>Before delivery along: reticulation system H 2 O is disinfected to remove the BACTERIA
  13. 13. <ul><li>Economical </li></ul><ul><li>Reliable </li></ul><ul><li>Straightforward </li></ul><ul><li>Measurable </li></ul><ul><li>Protects H 2 O from contamination </li></ul><ul><li>at treatment to the TAP </li></ul>Chlorine is :
  14. 14. ALSO : extracts hydrogen sulfide, ammonia & nitrogen compounds that cause unpleasant taste. Stops: moulds slime bacteria algae that grow on the walls of pipes & storage tanks
  15. 15. A local DAM or TANK : holds MILLIONS of Litres. Household’s are supplied from this, via the use of a reticulation system (network of pipes & junctions)
  16. 16. :is a system of PIPES that carries H 2 O to the house/s Treated H 2 O is passed through an extensive network of pipes .
  17. 17. 30% saving of supply H 2 O can be achieved with the instalment of tanks (on site) to collect rainwater & GREYWATER (sinks/ laundry& bathroom) SAVING the WATER SUPPLY
  18. 18. IN DOING THIS: Residents obtain a more consistant and regular supply as the peak demand can be satisfied THE AIM: less than < 1000L per day (For each house on town supply)
  19. 19. Bibliography Masterton District Council. (2008). Water treatment and supply-masterton district council . Retrieved September 15, 2008, from http//: www.mstn . water /index.php International NZ. (2008). Waikato water treatment plant . Retrieved September 15, 2008, from http//: ProjectPortfolio/australia/ Waikato .pdf New Zealand. Govt NZ. (2008). Resource Management Act [Ministry for the Environment] . Retrieved September 15, 2008, from http ://