In this research, the dissolved air flotation (DAF) were tried to treat drinking water to replace traditional sedimentation technology. Experimental study of sedimentation process and DAF was carried out in a jet tester and a glass bubble column respectively. The experimental results demonstrated that the indicators of water quality such as turbidity, chromaticity and CODMn after two processes decreased firstly and then increased with the PAC-dose increasing, and 7.41 mg Al L-1 was the optimum PAC dosage. Moreover, with the optimum PAC dosage, water quality after DAF proved much better than that after sedimentation process. As a result, DAF is a more effective technology to treat the reservoir water with low temperature, low turbidity and high NOM.