Can We Engineer Clean Drinking Water?

Are You Up for the Challenge?

INFOGRAPHIC: Threats to Water From Source to Tap
Staff posted on October 19, 2016 |

Safeguarding clean drinking water requires so much more than just operating a water treatment plant. In fact, everyone’s actions have an indirect impact on the cleanliness of our water systems.

Recent environmental regulations recognize this; the Clean Water Rule, for example, was put forward by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2015 to introduce more rigorous protection strategies for small streams and source waters. As a way to act on this, state and local governments have launched programs to foster community involvement.

Why? Because we need everyone—not just the experts—involved in protecting our water systems. This infographic gives an overview of a water system with specific concerns that water industry experts have.