Water filtration is one of those things many people in first world countries take for granted. Not only is water filtration important for our drinking water, but also in industrial settings.
Marianne Metzger, Director of Business Development at NTL Labs explained the filtration process when she said, “The first thing to do before filtering water, is to test the water to find out what you need to remove to achieve your water quality goals. Once you know what is present you can determine the most cost effective way of treating water.”
Here are just a few of the health and environmental benefits of water filtration.
1.) Drinking filtered, clean water leads to overall greater health, by protecting the body from disease.
2.) Water filters remove cryptosporidium and giardia from drinking water, which can reduce the risk of gastrointestinal problems by over 30 percent.
3.) Water filtration is the last barrier between the body and the over two-thousand known toxins that could be in our drinking water.
“The primary reason water filtration is important is to reduce the presence of bacteria and contaminants that can have a negative effect on health,” explained Lani Dolifka, CEO of Watermill Express.
1. Industrial filtration is crucial for removing unwanted particles from water. Industrial water usage can lead to a wide array of chemicals and pollutants entering the water supply, when proper filtration guidelines aren’t followed.
“If filtration isn’t adhered to it can be a health or environmental risk,” cited a source at Filtra Systems.
2. Filtered water is not only better for your health than most bottled water sources, but reducing the usage of plastic water bottles is also helpful to the environment.
Todd Bartee, CEO of Aquasana summed up the importance of water filtration best when he said, “We are very concerned about the quality of the water in the US and abroad. We often say, there are no new sources of water. The same sources of water that our ancestors drank from, we are still using only now they are increasingly polluted by environmental exposures such as agricultural run-off, herbicides, pesticides, industrial waste and pollution. Plus, every day pharmaceuticals enter our water systems through urination. It’s gross to think about, but it is reality. Simply put, all water is contaminated. Most city water treatment facilities were built decades ago and rely on harsh chemicals to treat the water you drink. It is considered “safe” to drink, but not (in our opinion) healthy.”
Water is the sustenance of life. When we think of it that way, it suddenly seems much easier to appreciate access to water filtration systems.