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3 Things You Didn’t Know About the History of Water Filters April 12, 2017

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3 Things You Didn’t Know About the History of Water Filters, Henrietta, New York

Water filters continue to evolve with the emergence of new technology. However, they’re not a recent innovation. The history of water filters can be traced back to some of the earliest known civilizations, which used their own practices to improve the safety of drinking and bathing water. Rochester, NY’s Anderson Water Systems explains more about the history of water filters below.

Water Treatment Methods Date Back to 2000 B.C.

water filtrationAs found in ancient Greek written records, people were boiling or placing hot objects in water to purify it for drinking nearly 4,000 years ago. They were also using methods including sand, charcoal, and gravel filtration, and straining. 

The First Water Treatment Plant Was Built in Scotland

The first municipal water treatment plant was based on sand filtration. It was designed by Robert Thom and built in Paisley, Scotland, with the intent of providing a filtered water supply for those living within the city limits.

Clean Water Act Was Passed in 1972

While more treatment plants were constructed throughout the 20th century, U.S. Congress passed one of the more important pieces of legislation, the Clean Water Act, in 1972. This was due to the belief that every person has the right to drink safe and purified water.

As technology continues to advance, new methods of water purification will keep emerging. If you’re in the market for the latest in water filter technology, call Anderson Water Systems at (800) 836-2509. Visit their website for more information about their services and how to receive a free in-home water analysis. 

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