How we stop the spread of disease

Water Purfication

What is water purification?

Water purification is when we get our drinking water cleaned. We cannot drink water that is not purified. It can give you diseases.

Steps of water purification

Settling

The water sits until heavier particles sink to the bottom and then they are removed.
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Filtration

The water goes through a filter and the smaller particles are removed from the water.
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Purification

Chlorine is added to the water so all of the rest of the small particles are killed.
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This is very important!

Many people don't even know that so many things must happen in order for us to have our clean water. Water from rivers are constantly being purified through several filters before it is safe to drink. We are very fortunate to have clean water to drink.
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Diseases it prevents

Cryptosporidium, E. coli, Hepatitis A, Giardia intestinalis, and other pathogens can be prevented from water purification.