Why Water Treatment is Important Water treatment is the process of removing biological contaminants, microorganisms and organic matter that may make it harmful for consumption or any other uses on the farm. Water that is used for consumption is supposed to undergo various processes in order to make it safe for drinking because raw water contains impurities that may cause health hazards. First of all water is supposed to undergo the process of screening to remove the suspended particles which may include debris and vegetation, screens of different sizes are usually used. Course screens are often fixed bar screens that have a screen surface which consists of various vertical metal bars of a given thickness that are spaced at specific intervals depending on how it is supposed to be applied. Intermediate screens are fitted with water cleaning jets which wash away any debris remaining after getting out of the course screens. The next step is sedimentation where the smaller particulate matter is removed. The next process is flocculation where smaller particles are collected into round masses and the surface of the chemical environment are usually added with chemicals, after this process the small particles behave as single larger particles which settle and are removed as sludge. Water is taken to a filtration chamber to remove some of the particles from water by passing it through a sand bed that is designed to allow reusing, the chamber also consists of several filters for example the slow rate, pressure and high rate sand filter. Therefore water treatment has a lot of benefits to people and a farm at large. It helps in prevention of any occurrence of diseases because many disease outbreaks are associated with contaminated water. Water that is treated can be used for some appliances that requires softened water for example in boiler feed water hardness is supposed to be removed to prevent formation of scale. Clean water is of good importance to someone’s health because it is free from disease causing organisms that may cause deaths. In addition, treated water also helps in removal of toxic metals because is a source of minerals like magnesium and also copper that are dangerous to a person’s health and may cause some diseases in future. Dissolved gases and and unpleasant tastes are usually removed when water undergoes the process of treatment this makes it better and efficient to be used by people for drinking purposes. Water that is soft due to treatment allows detergents to rinse completely because fabrics are softer without hard water minerals trapped in them, it also allows a person to save on the amount of soap he or she uses.