In this five-minute video, Waterpedia follows your water’s path from the Savannah River through the treatment process and eventually to your tap.
The water moves through a rapid mix and flocculation tanks, sedimentation basins and filtration stations before it is disinfected and distributed.
Through this process, which happens continuously and normally takes at least five hours per batch, 44 million gallons are processed at two water treatment facilities per day.
Experts at the water treatment facility ensure the water’s quality at several stages throughout the process.
*Note: Savannah area residents’ water comes either from the Floridan Aquifer or the process described in the video.