Surface water is comprised by water from rivers, reservoirs and lakes, i.e. all the water resources found on the surface of the earth’s landmasses.
Surface water is exposed to various natural and human influences. For this reason, it contains a diversity of dissolved or suspended materials, which are normally found in a variety of differing combinations. For this reason, multi-barrier systems are required, in order to produce high-quality drinking water and permit the problem-free use of treated water for a range of industrial applications.