Why Water Treatment is Important Water treatment is the process of removing contaminants and undesirable components in water making it more acceptable to be used for different purposes, for example, drinking, irrigation, and river flow maintenance. 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. The course screens are usually the first screens the screening process; they are usually spaced at a space of 25 to 100 intervals, water then flows to intermediate and fine screens. Raw water then goes to the intermediate screens that are often traveling bands, the screen surface is usually vertical through which the water stream flows. After screening the raw water enters the sedimentation tank where smaller sized particles which pass the screens are 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. The final process is chlorination to kill disease causing organisms and some bacteria. 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. Water that is treated offers protection from harmful organisms such as microorganisms that may lead to illnesses like severe vomiting and diarrhea because it ensures that all the organisms are killed making water safe for consumption. Also, treated water facilitates the removal of some metals that are present In water because they may react with other metals causing deposits which may make the water unsuitable for drinking. 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 treatment leads to a cleaner and brighter laundry because due to softening of water during the process, hardness which may make laundry look dirty is removed.