What type of water treatment does the City provide?
The City of DeKalb uses five ion exchange softening Treatment Plants to treat all of the City’s water supply. In addition, two of the Treatment Plants contain iron filtration to remove excess iron from the shallow wells. After the water has been softened, fluoride, chlorine and phosphate are added (see Note). The water is then pumped out into the distribution system or into the water towers for storage.
• Fluoride is added to promote the development of strong teeth
• Chlorine is added for disinfection
• Phosphate is added prevent rusty water complaints by keeping the iron in suspension and also helps to coat the interior of metal pipes to prevent corrosion.

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1. How much water does the average person use per day?
2. Do I need a water softener?
3. Where do I find information concerning lead in drinking water?
4. How do I know what material was used for my water service line?
5. Is bottled water better?
6. Where do I pay my water bill or make account changes?
7. What type of water treatment does the City provide?
8. Where does our water come from?