We hope you enjoy a few facts about water and treatment history!
The first municipal water filtration works opened in Paisley, Scotland in 1832. The first United States water plant with filters was built in 1872 in Poughkeepsie, New York.
The United States uses about 346,000 million gallons of fresh water every day; nearly 80 percent of this is for irrigation and thermoelectric power. The top five states that utilize water for power, in order, are: Washington, Oregon, New York, California, and Alabama.
The United States has more than 250,000 rivers, totaling over 3.5 million river miles. There are over 471,000 natural lakes in the US. Man-made lakes or reservoirs add to that number significantly.