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The Water Cycle

Earth’s water is always moving. The water cycle describes this continuous movement of water on, above and below the surface of the Earth.

The water cycle has no beginning or end. Water can change states among liquid, vapor and ice at various places in the cycle. These processes happen in the blink of an eye and over millions of years. Although the balance of water on Earth remains fairly constant over time, individual water molecules can come and go in a hurry.

The following are presentations that can be more informational ...

Coliform Analysis

Drinking Water Treatment 101

Let's Talk About Water

Pure Water, How did it get this way

Ultraviolet Disinfection, An Overview

Wastewater Operations - Water Quality Roundtable 2000


Below are many other resources to learn more about the importance of water ...

Water Education Resources

Secret Agent Worms 

Educating Young People About Water 

Education and Scholarships 

Educators' Tools 

Environmental Pathways - Youth Investigating Pollution in Illinois 

EPA Interactive 3 

FFAX Chapters 

Water Science For Kids - Illinois Water Resource Center (University of Illinois) 

University of Wisconsin - Give Water a Hand 

Hach Wastewater Plant  (Click on Products by Process tab)

Water Works 

Lake Quality Monitoring

Water Treatment Process Drinking Water

Watershed Academy Web

Welcome to The Water Sourcebooks Drinking Water

Sewage Treatment (Wikipedia)

Students for the Environment

Take Action Ideas from The Groundwater Foundation

The Magic Schoolbus and Water Treatment

USGS Education

Wastewater Education - Helpful Hints for System Owners

Wastewater Treatment

Will County Forest Preserve

Environmental Home Remodeling: Recycling and Composting