First off, when it comes to green living and being a responsible steward of the environment: water conservation. I mean, you can’t forget the importance not only of water conservation. It ensures the water you consume is safe for use. Most importantly, whether you live in a city or town, municipal water or a rural area something has to treat your water.
In addition, whether you get water from a drilled or dug well, take note. It’s important to take appropriate measures to purify your water.
Realize, 70% of the globe is covered by water. So, one-third of water is safe for consumption. The effects of population growth and industrialization oh boy. They have contributed to water pollution. In fact between 70% and 80% of health problems, come from pollution. That’s according to some sources from the consumption of impure water.
What follows therefore is a look at the importance of water purification.
Preserves Health: First off!! Purification of water is essential. It helps you avoid the adverse effects of consuming impure and contaminated sources of water. This can lead to life-altering or even life-threatening ailments. Water is obviously indispensable. I mean it’s needed for drinking, cooking, and other things. So it’s critical that you take the measures required to ensure it’s safe.
Improves Taste: Yes, water purification efforts s health benefits. Yet the benefits don’t stop there. By making the water pure, water purification improves the appearance and even the taste of water. Sometimes untreated water has an unpleasant taste or odor. That’s a problem that water purification can resolve effectively.
Preserves Environment: By purifying water, you can reduce the need to buy bottled drinking water. Manufacturing bottled water in America requires over 17 million barrels of oil every year This oil can fuel 1.3 million vehicles annually. As well, Americans use around 50 billion plastic water bottles annually. Yet the darn recycling rate in the U.S. is a paltry 23%. Many of these bottles that aren’t recycled end up in landfills. Now I recycle almost everything but I know that’s not everyone. Why? Simply not recycling has a negative impact on the environment. So therefore, avoiding bottled water. That’s something you can easily do by purifying your own water. That will help you to protect the environment.
How to Purify Water
Reverse Osmosis: This water treatment method works by pushing water molecules through a special membrane that filters out contaminants and leaves water that is pure and better tasting. There are affordable residential versions of the technology available. So you won’t have to invest in a commercial system. They can transform seawater into drinking water.
Water Filter: Water filters are another effective way to purify water. They can get rid of bacteria. While the carbon element they contain can eliminate chemicals. It make the water taste better. Filters will have to be cleaned and replaced periodically.
Boiling: Boiling is a suitable way to purify water, but it’s probably not the most ideal method. The reason for this is that it will take a while to boil it sufficiently, and this will require using fuel. As well, you’ll need to wait for the water to cool sufficiently in order to consume it, assuming you want a cold glass of water. And you may still require a filter to get rid of some particles in some instances.
In conclusion, being green definitely involves being mindful about the water your use. In addition to conserving such an important natural resource, you should also ensure that the water you do consume is safe. Finally, think about using some of the aforementioned methods. You’ll be able to consume water that’s pure and that tastes great.