What is advanced treatment?

Advanced Treatment is the industry term for a water treatment process, or series of processes, that are capable of removing trace contaminants in water that may not be removed through conventional treatment methods. These contaminants could include pharmaceutical products, artificial sweeteners, and even caffeine. Examples of processes that are considered Advanced Treatment include Reverse Osmosis, Membrane Filtration,and Water Oxidation.

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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?