This week, the folks at Charleston Water Systems were kind enough to invite me on a tour of the Hanahan Water Treatment Plant. The process of turning river water into drinkable water was absolutely amazing! Needless to say, the individuals that keep that place running are, and should be, all of our best friends. After all, we the public are quite dependent on this incredible process.
A few interesting facts I learned along the way:
- 400,000 people are dependent on clean water processed through the Hanahan Water Treatment Plant
- The plant produces roughly 55 million gallons of clean water per day
- Water conservation goes up when the economy goes down!
If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to make a cold glass of Charleston’s finest, click here for a visual description of the entire process (pretty amazing!).
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