Why Water Treatment is Important Water treatment is the process of removing contaminants and undesirable components in water making it more acceptable to be used for different purposes, for example, drinking, irrigation, and river flow maintenance. Water treatment for drinking water involves removal of any contaminants to produce pure water that may be used for human consumption without any risks or health effects. The first process in water treatment is called screening, fixed screens are used to remove large particles from the raw mater. For larger volumes water treatment plants course screens are usually with automatic cleaning devices. Raw water then goes to the intermediate screens that are often traveling bands, the screen surface is usually vertical through which the water stream flows. The next step is sedimentation where the smaller particulate matter is removed. Water then undergoes coagulation and flocculation process that will help in agglomeration of smaller particles that permit settling in a reasonable time. Water is taken to a filtration chamber to remove some of the particles from water by passing it through a sand bed that is designed to allow reusing, the chamber also consists of several filters for example the slow rate, pressure and high rate sand filter. Therefore water treatment has a lot of benefits to people and a farm at large. Water that is treated is very important for a person’s health because many cases of diseases are associated with drinking of untreated water. Water that is treated can be used for some appliances that requires softened water for example in boiler feed water hardness is supposed to be removed to prevent formation of scale. Clean water is of good importance to someone’s health because it is free from disease causing organisms that may cause deaths. In addition, treated water also helps in removal of toxic metals because is a source of minerals like magnesium and also copper that are dangerous to a person’s health and may cause some diseases in future. Dissolved gases and and unpleasant tastes are usually removed when water undergoes the process of treatment this makes it better and efficient to be used by people for drinking purposes. Water treatment leads to a cleaner and brighter laundry because due to softening of water during the process, hardness which may make laundry look dirty is removed.