Benefits of Water Treatment 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. Treatment of drinking water involves a series processes that are aimed at the removal of particles that may lead to contamination and cause short and long term risks. The first process in water treatment is called screening, fixed screens are used to remove large particles from the raw mater. Course screens are often fixed bar screens that have a screen surface which consists of various vertical metal bars of a given thickness that are spaced at specific intervals depending on how it is supposed to be applied. Intermediate screens are fitted with water cleaning jets which wash away any debris remaining after getting out of the course screens. Settling or sedimentation is the next process where finer particles are removed because they may eventually block the filters. Water then undergoes coagulation and flocculation process that will help in agglomeration of smaller particles that permit settling in a reasonable time. The final process is chlorination to kill disease causing organisms and some bacteria. Because of all this processes, water treatment therefore has many advantages that make it useful to people and every organism in a farm. Water that is treated is very important for a person’s health because many cases of diseases are associated with drinking of untreated water. Treated water is good for appliances in a farm because water that is softened keeps many appliances efficient which will also help in saving money. Water that is treated offers protection from harmful organisms such as microorganisms that may lead to illnesses like severe vomiting and diarrhea because it ensures that all the organisms are killed making water safe for consumption. Since there is presence of metals in water, treatment is very important to remove them because some may cause health hazards, for example, lead and copper are dangerous to health hence chemicals, and filtration systems are used to remove them in order to prevent risks. 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 that is soft due to treatment allows detergents to rinse completely because fabrics are softer without hard water minerals trapped in them, it also allows a person to save on the amount of soap he or she uses.