Do water treatment facilities treat for everything because they have no way of knowing what is in the water?



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    The World Health Organization has put forth specific guidelines for the treatment of water. Different countries and territories may also have their own specific guidelines based on content of local water supplies. Generally, water is treated for biological contaminants such as bacteria, algae, viruses, fungi, minerals such as iron, manganese and sulphur, and man-made chemical pollutants such as fertilizers.

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    You may be right. They may treat for everything because they cannot tell what is in the water. Even the EPA can only detect a handful of chemicals in the environment. We just do not have the technology and equipment to test the water and environment for compounds that we know about. As for the compounds that we don’t know about, that is another story. Chemistry in the water could compound these issues and make it infinitely more difficult to see what is there.

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