Everything you wanted to know about your drinking water and your water purifier
Selecting the best drinking water source water for your home can be a difficult decision and it becomes more complex when you have a lot of questions in your mind and you search for the answers to it.
We hope the below section helps answer few of those impending questions:
1. Is borewell or municipally supplied water safe for consumption?
The water that comes from bore-well water is generally hard in nature and it contains a a hight density of Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) On the other hand, the supplied water that you get at your home might look clean and it might taste good, but you cannot be sure about it that it is 100% safe for consumption. So, we would recommend to err on the side of caution and stay away from both borewell and municipally supplied water for drinking purposes.
2. Is Drinking Bottled Water Safe?
Bottled water is the easiest solution for drinking water in our cities. Plus we have been taught to trust mostthings that are capped and sealed.
Do you know what your plastic bottle is made of? It might be made using PET – Poly Ethylene Terephthalate or PP – Poly Propylene, HDPE – High-Density PolyEthylene or PC – Poly Carbonate and many other materials.
Plastic bottles that are made using such materials might contaminants of fecal matter, saliva, and food residues and these are hazardous to your health. So, why to create a risk to your health, when you can drink filtered water rather than bottled water.
3. Why do you need a water purifier?
According to WHO and UNICEF, point-of-use water purification is the safest for Drinking.
In order to ensure that you drink safe and pure water, installing the right water purifier is a must. The right water purifier can clear all the impurities from your supplied water, thereby making it pure for consumption. You can read more on the types of Purifiers and what they are suitable for here
4. What is TDS level of Water?
Dissolved solids mean the presence of minerals, salts, metals, that are dissolved in water and Total dissolved solids (TDS) consists of calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, bicarbonates, chlorides, and some amounts of organic matter. The presence of TDS is water makes it tasty, but having excess in amount makes it harmful. As per Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), TDS Level that is less than 300 (Milligram/Liter) termed to be Excellent Between 300 to 500 (Milligram/Liter) is Good Between 600 to 900 (Milligram/Liter) is Fair Between 900 to 1200 (Milligram/Liter) is Poor and TDS Level Above 1200 (Milligram/Liter) is Unacceptable