What do you do to treat the water before I receive it?
The City of Plattsburgh Water Treatment Plant is a conventional filtration plant. Water taken from the sources is treated with a coagulant (PCH 180), which uses the fine particles in the water to combine thereby increasing their ability to settle during the sedimentation process. After sedimentation the water is filtered. Chlorine is added prior to the sedimentation process and after filtration to insure organisms in the water that can cause illness are killed.

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1. Is the water safe to drink?
2. Where does my water come from?
3. What do you do to treat the water before I receive it?
4. What is a cross-connection?
5. Why does the water look dirty sometimes?