Turbidity Water Treatment
Turbidity refers to how clear/cloudy the water is. Turbidity in water is caused by suspended matter, such as clay, silt, fine particles of organic and inorganic matter, and microscopic organisms. The more total suspended solids in the water, the murkier it seems and the higher the turbidity. It is critical to successful water treatment and disinfection to keep turbidity levels low. Higher turbidity levels are often associated with higher levels of disease-causing microorganisms such as viruses, parasites and some bacteria.
The Water Quality Association (WQA) recommends treating water for turbidity with an activated carbon filter and/or a particulate filter. Filters for Turbidity Water Treatment may be purchased below.