Understanding the water cycle

Water dissolves most substances it comes in contact with. As rain falls, it collects airborne industrial pollution and small amount of farm fertiliser goes into our reservoirs.

Our water is then piped to treatment plants where chemicals such as chlorine and ammonia are injected into our domestic water by local authorities to counter the many forms of bacteria and toxins that develop. These chemicals give our domestic water a slight odour. This chemically processed water is delivered to our households pipe.

The reality is, there’s very little we can do to solve the overall problem of pollutants in our household water. We can reduce these issues by filtering our water.

So why filter? Filtering water…

  • Protects your family from water borne bacteria
  • Maintain healthy lifestyle & well being
  • Reduces common water quality issues- sediment, dirt, rust, cyst, taste & odour
  • Improve the taste and quality of water for drinking and cooking.
  • Protect household appliances

Water and your health

Water is essential for life and optimum health. We use it in every cell of our body as well as for a variety of vital functions. Some of the biggest uses water has in our body include the following:

  • Forming the foundations of blood to shuffle oxygen and nutrients around the body
  • Removal of toxins from cells as well as physically from the body
  • Body temperature
  • Brain function
  • Digestion and the creation of energy from food
  • Muscle tone
  • We need to drink at least 1 ½ litres a day and the quality is just as important as the quantity. Ensure you and your family are having 6-8 glasses of water a day.

If children (or adults) are resistant to the taste of water, try squeezing a quarter of a lemon, slicing some cucumber or placing a spring of mint in the water to slightly flavour it. Pure, filtered water tastes better than the standard tap water as the chemicals and heavy metals have been removed, so it is possible your children are naturally avoiding the chemicals found in tap water these days! Try to cut down on sugary soda drinks, black tea and coffee as these trigger the body to urinate more than necessary, thus potentially dehydrating us even further! Instead replace them with water, herbal teas (made with filtered water) and fresh fruit and vegetable juices.

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