Believe it or not, it is normal for bacteria to be found in our drinking water. Water is not bacteriostatic and without some type of disinfecting or sanitizing agent/chemical in our drinking water, that water would soon become unsafe to drink.
People who process water for human consumption are faced with the constant dilemma of choosing the best sanitization agents to both keep our water safe, and at the same time taste and odor free. For surface waters, that is to say lakes, rivers and reservoirs, the exposure to the environment coupled with seasonal climate changes makes controlling bacteria a tedious project at best. With that said, let’s take a look at some techniques used to sanitize water.