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Water treatment around Australia

One spring morning I went for a leisurely 20-kilometre walk around the Maroondah Reservoir, a pristine lake near the Yarra Valley, north-east of Melbourne. The clear water looked inviting for a swim, but a number of stern warning signs quickly discouraged such ideas. The reservoir holds water from protected catchments in the area to provide the city with one of the cleanest sources of drinking water in the world – no wonder that authorities do their best to guard this precious supply.

Even though we are lucky to have a high-quality water supply, water still needs treatment to be considered safe for drinking.

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