Water Treatment: Improving Water Quality

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question 1 of 3

Choose the statement that is correct about potable water.

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1. Identify the INCORRECT statement about drinking water in developing countries.

2. How is the primary treatment stage different from secondary treatment stage?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The water we use and drink goes through stages of purification, and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of them as well as related statistics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following items:

  • Primary wastewater treatment
  • Areas in which septic systems are used
  • Reason chlorine gas and ozone are used
  • Number of people who die from diseases they get from unclean drinking water
  • Definition of potable water

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related water quality lesson
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of potable water in connection with wastewater treatments
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as septic systems and primary wastewater treatment
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding potable water

Additional Learning

To learn more about water purification and treatments, review the corresponding lesson on Ways to Improve Water Quality. The lesson will help you:

  • Understand the definition of potable water
  • Learn how potable water is aerated and disinfected
  • Know the 3 stages of treatment for wastewater
  • Define septic system and reclaimed water
  • Explore the difficulty people have in developing countries of trying to get clean drinking water
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