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Book details
  • Genre:HOUSE & HOME
  • SubGenre:Sustainable Living
  • Language:English
  • Pages:28
  • eBook ISBN:9781483503301

Water Basics

An Inside Look at How Water Gets to Your Home or Business

by New Jersey American Water & Peter Eschbach

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Overview
Water Basics provides an easy-to-understand inside look at how water gets to your home or business. While created for customers of New Jersey American Water, most of the book applies to nearly everyone in the United States, where the water systems have operated so well for so long, that we take them for granted. And because most of the water distribution system is buried underground (and in some cases, it's been there for more than a hundred years) it has been out of sight and out of mind. Water Basics explains where the water comes from, and how its treated (and you don't have to be a chemical engineer to understand it.) It describes, in lay terms, the pumps, tanks, valves and pipes that all have to work together get reliable water service to your tap, shower, toilet, etc.
Description
You turn on the tap, and the water is there. You don't think twice about pouring yourself a glass, or using it for cooking, etc. But people rarely wonder where it came from; how it got to the tap or shower. Water Basics provides an easy-to-understand inside look at how water gets to your home or business. While created for customers of New Jersey American Water, most of the book applies to nearly everyone in the United States, where the water systems have operated so well for so long, that we take them for granted. And because most of the water distribution system is buried underground (and in some cases, it's been there for more than a hundred years) it has been out of sight and out of mind. Water Basics explains where the water comes from, and how its treated (and you don't have to be a chemical engineer to understand it.) It describes, in lay terms, the pumps, tanks, valves and pipes that all have to work together get reliable water service to your tap, shower, toilet, etc.
About the author
New Jersey American Water, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK) provides high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 2.5 million people. Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs approximately 6,700 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 14 million people in more than 30 states, as well as parts of Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.
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