The Filtration Process

Filtered Water Sioux Falls

Dakota Splash Uses a Six-Step Purification Method

  1. Step 1—Water Softening: ​Water softening is the removal of the ions that cause water to be hard, in most cases calcium and magnesium ions.
  2. Step 2—Carbon Filtration: Carbon filtering uses a bed of activated carbon to remove contaminants and impurities, using chemical adsorption. Active charcoal carbon filters are most effective at removing chlorine, sediment, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), taste and odor from water.​
  3. Step 3—Microfiltration: Microfiltration removes suspended solids from water using a .1 micron filter.
  4. Step 4—Reverse Osmosis: Reverse Osmosis is a process in which dissolved inorganic solids (such as salts) are removed from the water. This is accomplished by pressure pushing water through a semipermeable membrane.
  5. Step 5: UV Treatment: Ultraviolet water purification is the most effective method for disinfecting bacteria from the water. Ultraviolet (UV) rays penetrate harmful pathogens in the water and destroy illness-causing microorganisms by attacking their genetic core (DNA).
  6. Step 6—Ozone Treatment: Because of its excellent disinfection qualities, ozone is widely used for drinking water treatment. Ozone can be added at several points throughout the treatment system and used as final disinfection.​