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How is rainwater is converter to tap water?

1. Rain water is collected and stored in a reservoir 

2. The solid particles settle at the bottom of the water ( sedimentation )

3. The water is filtered to remove the solid particles 

4. Chlorine is added to kill the bacteria and germs 

5. The clean water is then stored and sent to homes

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Domestic uses of water?

  • Drinking
  • washing 
  • cleaning 
  • flushing 
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The problems associated with getting drinking wate

  • A lot of energy is used to create the high pressure needed to filter the water
  • The process is very expensive 
  • The desalination factories produce green house gases
  • The salt that is removed has to be disposed of carefully 
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