Historic Markers Across Alabama

Where does your drinking water come from?

Marker ID:  
Location: on 1240 Co Rd 1043 in Clarkson Covered Bridge Park, Cullman, AL
County: Cullman
Coordinates: N 34° 12.448    W 086° 59.452
  34.20746666    -86.99086666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


Where does your drinking water come from?

At Clarkson Covered Bridge, your drinking water comes from Lake Catoma.
Following a drop of water from the source through the treatment process and eventually to the faucet.

1.Coagulation is the process that removes dirt and particles that are suspended in water.
2. Sedimentation allows heavier particles to settle to the bottom. Clear water moves to filtration.
3. During filtration water passes through filters (layers of sand, gravel and charcoal) to remove small particles.
4.Disinfection involves the adding of chlorine to water to kill bacteria.
5. Water is kept in a storage tank until if flows through pipes to homes and business.

Photographs of the marker can be found on HMDB.org

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