Where does your tap water come from? After the rain falls from the skies, what happens to it?
Here in the South West, many of our reservoirs are up on the moors, and we transport raw water, often using the natural river network.
We then treat raw water with chemicals to remove bacteria, pesticides and colour . But what if the raw water was relatively free from these things in the first place?
Upstream Thinking is a vision to reduce unwanted components of raw water such as pollutants and dissolved organic carbon. The projects outlined here each make up an element of our long-term aim, which is to reduce the chemicals, cost and energy needed to produce the top quality tap water on which we all depend.