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Where does your drinking water come from?

 
 
Where does your drinking water come from? Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, April 18, 2017
1. Where does your drinking water come from? Marker
Inscription. At Clarkson Covered Bridge, your drinking water comes from Lake Catoma. Following a drop of water from the source through the treatment process and eventually to the faucet.

1.Coagulation is the process that removes dirt and particles that are suspended in water.
2. Sedimentation allows heavier particles to settle to the bottom. Clear water moves to filtration.
3. During filtration water passes through filters (layers of sand, gravel and charcoal) to remove small particles.
4.Disinfection involves the adding of chlorine to water to kill bacteria.
5. Water is kept in a storage tank until if flows through pipes to homes and business.
 
Location. 34° 12.448′ N, 86° 59.452′ W. Marker is in Cullman, Alabama, in Cullman County. Marker is on 1240 Co Rd 1043. Touch for map. Marker is located in Clarkson Covered Bridge Park. Marker is in this post office area: Cullman AL 35057, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Monitoring Watershed Health (here, next to this marker); Birds of Alabama (here, next to this marker); What is Water Pollution? (here, next to this marker); What’s the Big Deal about Litter?! (here, next to this marker); Alabama's Aquatic Biodiversity (here, next to this marker); What happens to my wastewater? (here, next to this marker); Alabama's Physical Diversity (within shouting distance of this marker); Land-Use and Water Quality (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cullman.
 
Also see . . .  Clarkson Covered Bridge Park. One of Cullman's most well known attractions and historically rich sites, Clarkson Covered Bridge, originally built in 1904, and was once used regularly by farmers and travelers to cross Crooked Creek, the weatherworn bridge is now closed to traffic, the centerpiece of a park built in period fashion to showcase the bridge and its historical significance. (Submitted on July 25, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 25, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on July 25, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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