Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communication


G08-1492 Drinking Water Treatment: Sediment Filtration

Bruce Dvoark, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Sharon Skipton, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Document Type Article

© 2008, The Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska on behalf of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension. All rights reserved.


Sediment filters remove suspended matter such as sand, silt, loose scale, clay or organic material from the water. Untreated water passes through a filter medium which traps suspended matter on the surface or within the filter. This 2008 NebGuide discusses the principles, processes, and requirements of cartridge sediment filtration systems for the household user.