How do you make reclaimed water?

The reclaim water treatment process begins with wastewater collection. The collected wastewater first passes through screens to remove large objects from the water. Next, inorganic particles are removed. It then goes on to biological treatment. In this phase, good bacteria digest organic compounds in the water. After the biological treatment phase is completed, the water is further filtered to remove any remaining particulate matter. Finally, the water is disinfected through UV treatment and chlorination.

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1. What is reclaimed water?
2. How do you make reclaimed water?
3. Is reclaimed water okay to drink?
4. How does the city use reclaimed water?
5. What is advanced treatment?
6. How would Flagstaff Water Services use advanced treatment?
7. What are Compounds of Emerging Concern (CECs)?
8. Does advanced treatment remove pharmaceuticals from the water?
9. Is drinking advanced-treated water the same as drinking reclaimed water?
10. Do we drink out of the Rio De Flag?
11. Will the wetlands still be maintained if the city decides to go with advanced treatment?
12. What safe guards are in place to avoid contamination of our potable water supply?
13. Could aquifer recharge lead to tremors like in fracking?