Water Treatment

Water Distribution / Forest Park Water Treatment Plant

The Forest Park Water Treatment Plant currently exists as one of the most technologically advanced water treatment plants in the United States. This state-of-the-art facility was designed to meet the future water regulations and the growing population in both Bucks and Montgomery counties.

Water treatment may vary in the different communities, depending on the source and quality of the water. Come along as we follow the water through a typical treatment plant!

After the water enters the treatment plant, coagulation removes dirt and other particles suspended in water. Alum and other chemicals are added to water to form tiny particles called floc which attract the dirt particles. The combined weight of the dirt and the alum become heavy enough to sink to the bottom during sedimentation.

Sedimentation: The heavy particles (floc) settle to the bottom of the basin and the clear water moves to filtration.

Filtration: The clarified water flows to an advanced microfiltration stage where microscopic particles are filtered out by submerged membranes.

Disinfection: A small amount of chlorine is added as a final process to kill any bacteria or microorganisms that may be in the water. This ensures that when the water reaches your home, it is safe for your entire family.