What is the treatment for nitrate?

Once a water supply becomes contaminated with nitrate, it is costly to treat. Ion exchange and reverse osmosis treatment units are used to remove nitrate from drinking water. Boiling water does not remove nitrates and is not a treatment alternative.  More information regarding treatment process of nitrates is available online.

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1. What are nitrates?
2. What is the concern about nitrate/nitrite in drinking water?
3. What is the treatment for nitrate?
4. What are resin beds in drinking water?
5. Why is water disinfected?
6. What is the filtration process for the disinfection of bacteria in drinking water?
7. What is water chlorination?
8. Is chlorine treatment new?