Due to rapid industrialization and urbanization, many drinking water sources are polluted. Some chemicals found in these water bodies include lead, chloroform, arsenic, pesticides, petroleum products, pharmaceuticals, etc.
Through a network of pipes, this water is transported to our households, used for drinking, bathing, cooking, and others. However, merely boiling this water is not enough.
As mentioned above, water that appears to be clean may contain many pollutants. The only way to find out the purity of your water is by testing it. Therefore, it’s important to know about your drinking water.
The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation has set up labs to test water quality in areas across the country. You could log onto their website (mdws.gov.in or indiawater.gov.in) to find out about water quality in your area.
Testing the water that comes to your home is crucial as it will help you select the best water filter for your home. Purification of water is essential for every home. However, there are some options that you can explore.
The first step is to ensure that you get clean water. These are simple water filters that one can attach to the taps in their home. They kill bacteria and other microorganisms and effectively filter out clean and healthy drinking water.
While the tap water filter removes bacteria and other bigger particles of dirt from the water, it tends to ignore the finer particles and salts, and heavy metals present in the water. RO water purification systems filter out the impurities smaller than one micron and are dissolved in the water. These impurities include arsenic, fluoride, radium, lead, and more. As a result, you get safe RO purified water to drink.
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