This water coming into the Water Treatment Plant from the James River becomes the clean, clear water that comes out of your faucet. Settling basins remove large and medium particles. Filtration removes small to minute particles, and aeration and disinfection improves the taste and kills bacteria. Chemicals are added to buffer water and provide dental protection. Did you know many children born and raised on Richmond water have few to no cavities?
For more information on Richmond's great water, visit our web page.