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Safe Drinking Water Act – Is it Enough?

Safe Drinking Water Act – Is it Enough? The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) originally passed in 1984 by United States Congress was established to regulate the drinking water of this nation. Amendments were made in 1986 and 1996 to further protect this favorite beverage and its sources – lakes, reservoirs, ground water wells, rivers, streams, and springs. Under the SDWA the Environmental Protection Agency has the authority to set safe standards to protect us against unsafe water. The EPA works together with states and utility companies to make sure the standards are met in each locality. The Safe Drinking Water Act applies to every public system in the U.S. if it services more than 25 people. It was established to protect us against natural occurring contaminates, such as arsenic, mercury, … Read entire article »

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Staying Safe with Drinking Water Purification Systems

Staying Safe with Drinking Water Purification Systems Can you ever imagine leading a healthy life drinking water without getting it purified? It is a big No! It is a known fact across not only India but the world the toll that unpurified water can take on people’s lives. It is no surprise that water borne diseases like diarrhoea, cholera and typhoid claim the lives of millions of children worldwide. And as adults have a better immune system, they do survive the diseases but develop life threatening symptoms in the long run. Hence the importance of drinking water purification! Thanks to the manufacturers like Eureka Forbes that have come up with a series of the latest technology drinking water purifier. Had there been no drinking water purification systems, the world … Read entire article »

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Chemical Treatment For Water – How to Make Drinking Water Safe

Chemical Treatment For Water – How to Make Drinking Water Safe Disinfection The final treatment process for drinking water is chemical and physical disinfection to deactivate any coliforms and pathogenic microorganisms that penetrate the filter. The effectiveness of chemical treatment for water is a function of: The types of organisms to be inactivated. The quality of the water. The type and concentration of the disinfectant. The exposure or contact time. The temperature of the water. As stated previously, CT (chemical treatment) is used to identify the level of removal/inactivation of a given disinfectant for an organism (under a specific environmental condition). These values are useful when comparing biocidal efficiency. The table below provides values for chemical treatment for water for several organisms. Most of the available CT data for microorganisms of health concern were developed from … Read entire article »

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Water Filter Pitcher – Water Filter Pitchers For Safe Drinking Water

Water Filter Pitcher – Water Filter Pitchers For Safe Drinking Water Water is vital for sustaining life. Besides it constituting more than half of the total surface area of this planet, the most common way through which water rejuvenates its present reservoirs is by means of rain. Rain water in almost all cases is the purest form of water well suited for drinking purposes. Pure water is nothing but a crystal clear liquid containing no order, color or other impurities. Though rain is the purest form it becomes contained while traversing down to earth. The rain drops get polluted with all sorts of things including fungi, dust particles, carbon, sulfur, and other things that degrade the quality of rain water. In areas where air pollution is critical it been … Read entire article »

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Water Purification – Safe Drinking Water Now at Your Water Tap

Water Purification – Safe Drinking Water Now at Your Water Tap Water purification is an important process required to be done before water can be considered safe for drinking purposes. Natural water from various sources contains various impurities which may be chemical or biological in nature. • Physical contaminants are mainly in from of suspended particles, and biological contaminants vary diversely in nature from bacteria, algae to viruses. • The tank water is a store house for contamination in from of bird droppings, insects and other organisms. • Another surprising yet very common contaminant of water supply is fertilizer and manures that run-off into rivers from irrigating lands. • Also, the water supply reaching houses after treatment at local water treatment plants usually has above-normal amounts of chlorine which is toxic for human … Read entire article »

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Diatomaceous Earth Filters For Safe Drinking Water

Diatomaceous Earth Filters For Safe Drinking Water Safe drinking water is not a luxury enjoyed by everyone on this earth. It is hard to realize the value of something when we have it in abundance. We are fortunate enough to receive clean drinking water at our houses and the credit goes to our state’s water treatment department. The water we drink is purified by a natural filtration procedure that makes use of diatomaceous earth filters. The filtration system has been scientifically proved as one of the most effective ways to free water of all sorts of impurities and fine particles. Nowadays people are depending on bottled mineral water for drinking purposes. And the bottling companies have done a great marketing job. However, most of these companies make use of same … Read entire article »

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Groundwater Management for Safe Drinking Water

Groundwater Management for Safe Drinking Water Groundwater is the main source of drinking water for billions of people worldwide. Hence, contamination of groundwater is a matter of grave concern that can have a devastating effect on the health of people for whom it is the main source of daily water supply. Proper groundwater management involves cleaning and filtering of the groundwater to make it fit for consumption. Causes of groundwater pollution Although groundwater is considered one of the freshest and safest sources of water by many, in the past decades excess use of chemicals in agriculture has contributed significantly to groundwater contamination. Through the soil, the agricultural contaminants may seep into the groundwater, thereby increasing the concentration of the pollutants in the water. In urban areas, leaking sewers and seepage of wastewater … Read entire article »

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Modern purification techniques for safe drinking water

Modern purification techniques for safe drinking water Water purification is that the method of removing undesirable chemicals, materials, and biological contaminants from contaminated water. The goal is to provide water work for a selected purpose. Most water is purified for human consumption (drinking water) however water purification may additionally be designed for a spread of different functions, together with meeting the wants of medical, pharmacology, chemical and industrial applications. Generally the strategies used embody physical processes like filtration and sedimentation, biological processes like slow sand filters or activated sludge, chemical processes like flocculation and chlorination and also the use of electromagnetic radiation like ultraviolet light. In urban settings, finding clean drinking water may be a cinch: simply flip a faucet or grab a bottle and drink up. Treating water within … Read entire article »

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Ensure safe drinking water through water purifiers

Ensure safe drinking water through water purifiers From time in memorial people have been boiling water to remove impurities. But with the advancement of technology e-boiling, UV purification, RO systems etc. have emerged as the key techniques that provide safe drinking water. With the increased awareness among people for safe drinking water, the demand for water purifiers has risen. There are lot of water purifiers available in the market but those fitted with RO technology are the most preferred by Indian consumers. The Indian water purifier industry comprises of big names like Eureka Forbes, Kent, Ion Exchange, Usha-Brita, Luminous, Whirlpool, Godrej, Tata, Hindustan Lever and Phillips to name a few. However, Eureka Forbes, Kent RO and Ion Exchange (Zero B) have emerged as the top selling brands in the segment. Kent … Read entire article »

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Water coolers: your way to safe drinking water

Water coolers: your way to safe drinking water The supply of drinking water in the Australian cities and suburbs are good. The supplied water is clean and usually free of germs. However, because of the vastness of Australian cities and the huge volume of water required for people living in these cities, the quality does not remain the same always. There are times when the city water may get contaminated with impurities or disease carrying micro organisms creating serious health hazards for you and your family. If you want to ensure that you and your family members get unlimited supply of colourless, odourless and tasteless water (the three basic properties of pure water), you will need a water cooler from a reputed manufacturer. In Australia cities, there are any water … Read entire article »

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