An often heard statement is “Our water meets all standards and requirements as it leaves the Treatment plant”. While that is probably true, a lot can and does happen downstream of the ‘conforming’ Treatment plant. Water travels in pipework systems that are many years old, is stored in tanks that are poorly sealed and maintained, and is often ‘aged’ and past its quality parameters before it arrives to the consumer.

A better understanding of what occurs along the way and how the system can be upgraded and improved is a basic requirement for any ‘food grade’ product.