Does advanced treatment remove pharmaceuticals from the water?

Yes, Ozone Treatment, Reverse Osmosis as well as Membrane Filtration, all serve to remove over 99.999% of pharmaceuticals and other Compounds of Emerging Concern (CEC) from the water. The City is considering which options are best for Flagstaff. See two examples of how a treatment train (the industry term for a series of treatment processes) works:

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1. What is reclaimed water?
2. How do you make reclaimed water?
3. Is reclaimed water okay to drink?
4. How does the city use reclaimed water?
5. What is advanced treatment?
6. How would Flagstaff Water Services use advanced treatment?
7. What are Compounds of Emerging Concern (CECs)?
8. Does advanced treatment remove pharmaceuticals from the water?
9. Is drinking advanced-treated water the same as drinking reclaimed water?
10. Do we drink out of the Rio De Flag?
11. Will the wetlands still be maintained if the city decides to go with advanced treatment?
12. What safe guards are in place to avoid contamination of our potable water supply?
13. Could aquifer recharge lead to tremors like in fracking?