What Happens When a Water Treatment Plant Fails?

Treatment failure requires water to be boiled.

What Happens When a Water Treatment Plant Fails?

Here at Ready Lifestyle, we often focus on water problems that are affecting the country. This is because water is the most important resource we have and failures of infrastructure used to purify and transport water are extremely common.

This is just one (of many) water distribution plant failures that occur pretty regularly all over the United States.

Be sure to prioritize a water filtration unit of some kind when you’re planning your preps!

We usually suggest the Big Berky for water filtration in your home and the Katadyne Hiker Microfilter for bug out bags or general camping uses.

Water treatment plant failure causes residents to have to boil water prior to use.The state is advising residents of Trenton and parts of two neighboring towns to boil their tap water before using it due to a treatment plant malfunction early Monday.  Trenton Water Works issued a boil order to customers on Monday morning due to “inadequate treatment according to a report from the NJ Department of Environmental Protection’s Water Resource Management,” DEP spokesman Robert Geist said. At 6 p.m. Monday, the DEP and City of Trenton issued a “system wide” water conservation notice for all Trenton Water Works customers, asking them to “limit all water uses, and refrain from any nonessential uses of water to help available water supplies,” a new alert said on the city’s website. “Please be aware that although not anticipated recovery to normal operations could take several days, and customer conservation will be necessary until further notice,” the Monday evening alert said. Earlier in the day, officials said the water utility’s plant shut down operations at roughly 5 a.m. Monday, Jan. 15, due to elevated turbidites (haze due to particles) and inadequate disinfection of delivered water, Geist said. DEP to Trenton: Water utility needs help and you must act.

State authorities have been pushing the city recently to figure out the future management of Trenton Water Works DEP to Trenton: Water utility needs help and you must act State authorities have been pushing the city recently to figure out the future management of Trenton Water Works The boil advisory includes downtown Trenton, Ewing and Hamilton townships, impacting about 35,000 residents, he said. 35K customers ordered to boil water after treatment plant malfunction

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