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The Journey of Water: From Source to Tap - Understanding the Filtration Process

by Μαργιώλος Γιώργος
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Water, a vital resource for life, embarks on a remarkable journey before it emerges from our household taps. This journey, replete with natural and man-made challenges, is a story of resilience and technological marvels. By tracing the path of water from its natural source to our homes, we can better appreciate the complex processes involved in delivering safe, clean drinking water. This understanding is crucial, especially when considering the role of advanced home filtration systems, like those offered by Primato.gr, in ensuring water quality.

1. The Natural Source

Water begins its journey in various natural sources, including rivers, lakes, underground aquifers, and rainwater catchments. These sources, while appearing pristine, can contain numerous impurities like microorganisms, sediments, and pollutants. The journey from these natural environments to our taps is fraught with challenges.

2. Collection and Initial Treatment

Upon collection, the water undergoes preliminary treatment at municipal facilities. This stage often includes screening to remove large debris and primary sedimentation to allow solids to settle. However, this is just the beginning. Many contaminants invisible to the naked eye still lurk in the water.

3. Filtration and Purification

The core of water treatment is filtration and purification. This multi-stage process involves various techniques:

  • Coagulation and Flocculation: Chemicals are added to the water, causing particles to clump together and settle.
  • Sand and Charcoal Filtration: Water passes through layers of sand and charcoal, trapping smaller particles and some chemicals.
  • Disinfection: Chemicals like chlorine or ozone are introduced to kill bacteria and viruses.

Despite these rigorous processes, certain contaminants can still escape into the water supply, such as heavy metals, chlorine by-products, and microplastics.

4. The Challenges

Water’s journey is laden with challenges, both natural and man-made. Natural challenges include the presence of heavy metals like lead, which can leach into water from natural sources. Man-made challenges are represented by industrial pollutants and agricultural runoff, which introduce harmful substances like pesticides and pharmaceuticals into water bodies.

5. The Final Barrier: Home Filtration Systems

Considering these challenges, the final quality of drinking water can be significantly enhanced by home filtration systems. Products offered by Primato.gr serve as an essential final barrier in this journey.

  • Faucet Filters (e.g., USA TF-WW): These filters attach directly to your tap, providing a convenient way to remove contaminants like chlorine, lead, and certain bacteria. Ideal for those seeking a simple, effective solution without the need for extensive plumbing modifications.
  • Countertop Filters (e.g., Primato GR SKG-CT1WW): These sit on your countertop and connect to the tap via a hose. They offer a higher level of filtration, removing more contaminants than basic faucet filters. These systems are perfect for those who want improved filtration but have limited under-sink space.
  • Under-Sink Filters (e.g., USA2GB12): Installed under the sink, these systems provide the most comprehensive filtration. They are capable of removing a wide array of contaminants, including chemicals, heavy metals, and microorganisms. These systems are ideal for households prioritizing maximum water quality.

6. The Importance of Maintenance

Maintaining these filtration systems is crucial. Regularly replacing filters ensures the effectiveness of the system and the quality of the water. Neglecting maintenance can lead to reduced filtration efficiency and even contamination of the water.


The journey of water from its source to our taps is a complex and challenging one. Understanding the various stages of filtration and purification it undergoes helps us appreciate the value of clean water. Moreover, recognizing the role of advanced home filtration systems in overcoming the final hurdles to water quality is vital. With products like those from Primato.gr, we can ensure that the water we drink is as pure and safe as possible, marking the successful end of water's remarkable journey.


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George Margiolos

George Margiolos was born in Thessaloniki and has graduated from the Department of Marketing of the Alexandreio Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki. He is fluent in English and (not so fluent) in German.

Ηe has been Project Manager at Avery Dennison - Fastener Division in the UK. There, his main project was to redesign the company's products into new applications so as to become more environmentally friendly. In combination with the fact that in the UK people are more familiar with water filters, he has developed a love for environmentally friendly water filters, which reduce the use of plastic bottles and improving people's quality of life.

Since 2008, he has published over 300 unique educational and informative articles on water filters and new water treatment technologies.

Occasionally, universities and doctoral students request to use George Margiolos' articles in their research because of their quality and uniqueness.