- The water that comes from rain and collects in lakes and ponds first goes through a water treatment plant before being piped to Malaysian homes.
- At the water treatment plants, water is treated on several levels which helps to remove contaminants like bacteria and other disease-causing elements, heavy metals, chemical fertilizers, and so on.
The water that leaves the treatment plants is of good quality and should be safe for drinking, BUT THIS IS NOT ALWAYS THE CASE. Why?
This is because the water in your faucet may pick up contaminants on its journey to the tap. Before the water is piped to homes for household uses like drinking, cooking, bathing, and so on, the water is treated. Water treatment helps to remove impurities like heavy metals and disease-causing bacteria from the water.
While your water may leave the treatment plant without contaminants, but it collects them from gas leaks, animal waste, sewage waste, and runoff along the way.