Following the water

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.

About U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District oversees a multimillion dollar military construction program at 11 Army and Air Force installations in Georgia and North Carolina. We also manage water resources across the Coastal Georgia region, including maintenance dredging of the Savannah and Brunswick harbors; operation of three hydroelectric dams and reservoirs along the upper Savannah River; and administration of an extensive stream and wetland permitting and mitigation program within the state of Georgia. Follow us on Twitter @SavannahCorps and on
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