Solid organic or inorganic particles that are held in suspension in a solution. Suspended solids are considered detrimental to the quality of your water supply and compromise the taste and safety of drinking water. Water treatment processes such as disinfection, coagulation and filtration methods can also become compromised in their ability to treat water that consists of suspended solids. Expenses for treatment is also required to increase since a greater amount of chlorine is necessitated to efficiently disinfect hardened water. For this reason, industrial facilities make it a priority to attain water free of suspended solids before utilizing it in their processes.