Why Purify Water?
Understanding the qualities of water will help answer this question.
Water is like a magnet. When it comes into contact with other substances, it readily absorbs them. That means as rain water moves through our environment, it can pick up harmful substances which are then drawn into our water supply – for example air pollution or toxic chemicals in the ground. Without filtration, we end up drinking these substances and bathing in them. Water can also damage or cause corrosion to pipes and appliances.
Water quality is affected by:
- the occurrence of natural elements like minerals in the soil
- intended additives – chlorine/fluoride
- accidental additives – pollution from mining or agricultural activities, leaching of surrounding soils or airborne pollutants
The science to analyse water problems and the technology for solving them have made rapid advances in recent times. So whether it’s domestic drinking/household water or industrial/commercial water, there are solutions to water purification and efficiency in water usage.
Water comes into our homes from different sources – each having a unique set of characteristics.
Tank water collected off your roof through gutters and downpipes, is open to a variety of contaminations: from chemical pollutants in the city, through to leaves, dirt and animal droppings. In some areas … Continue reading →
Town water originally comes from a variety of sources. Water authorities set up catchment areas that trap the water running above and through the ground. It then sits in large dams waiting to be used. Town water is known as a … Continue reading →
The contamination found in tank water can also be found in these source waters. Some additional contamination … Continue reading →