It’s no secret that clean drinking water is an absolute essential. But just how clean does our water have to be? There are plenty of guidelines and regulations that govern the purity of our drinking water. Whether it comes from taps, bottles, tanks, or coolers, drinking water has to meet the minimum standards of purity.
However, those standards aren’t always as good as they could be. In reality, water purity is affected by so many variables, that it’s not always the same from one tap to another. That’s one of the reasons why tap water tastes different from city to city. Those differences generally come down to the source of the water, and the methods used to purify it. So let’s take a look at the importance of water purification, to try and answer the ultimate question: is your water pure enough?
Water purification in Queensland: why is it so important here?
When we think of impure water, Queensland is not exactly the type of place we have in mind. Our water standards are pretty high in the scheme of things, and there’s plenty of fresh water in the state. However, the source of Queensland’s freshwater is normally rain. And sometimes, that can actually have an adverse effect on water quality.
Take the recent flooding in North Queensland, for example. When flood waters submerge urban areas, they often release impurities into the water cycle. They can even compromise drinking water sources, such as taps. When that happens, affected areas might be issues with a ‘boil before drinking’ notice. That’s one of the reasons we always opted for purified water. Water coolers are a great way to ensure consistent and high drinking water quality, regardless of the conditions.
What exactly is water purification? Here are a few different water purification methods
Now that we know its importance, let’s take a look at what exactly water purification entails. There are lots of methods through which water purification can occur. Everything from filtration, to distillation, falls under the category of water purification. But when it comes to drinking water purification, the process gets a little more complex. If you were to boil it down to a step by step guide, drinking water purification is an eight-step method. It begins with sourcing the water and testing its quality.
Then there’s pre-filtration, desalination, and quality assurance. Following that, the water is polished – but not in a literal sense! Water polishing is actually a process of UV sterilisation, that ensures optimal purity. After that, there’s another stage of UV sterilisation, before the water is bottled. That water purification method is about as good as they come – that’s why we rely on it.
Water purification starts at the source – here’s why it’s important to source pure water
Before we go any further, we should probably run you through the most important stage of water purification: the source! Sourcing pure water is the best way to get high-quality drinking water. Of course, it still needs to undergo the remaining 7 steps of purification, but it’s important nonetheless. Generally, spring water is the purest. So let’s take a look at why.
What makes spring water so pure, and is spring water purification still important?
Consider spring water as a sort of pre-pre-filtered water. Springs are the culmination of sub-artesian water seeping through layer after layer of clean sand and rock. As a result of that process, spring water emerges as pure as possible, in the natural environment. With that as your starting point, purity is only a hop skip and a jump away. And by that, we mean another seven steps of high-tech water purification. So don’t settle for variable water quality. Go for the very best in high and consistent quality for your drinking water. It is, after all, life-giving!
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