1A, Zoe Frogbrook, Natural Organic Matter in Drinking Water Catchments


Addressing the problems and potential solutions to the presence of Natural Organic Matter in drinking water from the perspective of Scottish Water.


Water Treatment Works are designed to treat water within a certain “ water quality envelope”.

Water high in organics can cause issues with the water treatment process, affecting taste, odour, increasing chemical and energy use and biofilm formation, and the quantity of material to land fill.