Water is considered the source of life. That is why having clean water to use and drink is a vital part of surviving as humans. This, however, is not always the case. As much as humans need water, other organisms need it too, and this can be shown as we see unwanted growth of microorganisms on our water supplies making the water unfit for consumption or use. That is why potable water solutions are sought out for.
Why Opt for a Cleaner Water?
Water is Life
Water is considered to be an essential nutrient for our bodies. About 50-80% of our body weight can be attributed to water, filling up every nook and cranny of our body, even the area in-between cells. Aside from this, water serves as the fuel for our metabolic processes, it is necessary for the digestion of food, absorption, and transport of nutrients, elimination of waste, as well as, regulation of our body temperature. That is why humans need to be constantly hydrated.
There are a lot of waterborne diseases with some of it proving fatal. There are a lot of causes for waterborne diseases, one reason could be due to pathogenic microorganisms including bacteria, virus, protozoans, helminths, or fungi where they cause diseases like cholera, hepatitis, amebiasis, ascariasis, and aspergillosis, or can be due to biotoxins released by algae and are harmful to humans in high concentrations. That is why drinking water is not just enough, we should drink clean water.
We don’t only need water for drinking, we use water for everything. From taking a bath to washing our clothes and dishes, water has been an essential part of our sanitation. Imagine using dirty water for a bath, this does not only sound disgusting but can also give rise to diseases. The same case goes when using water for cooking and other household tasks.
You might think that water used for agriculture might not be your problem but actually, it is. Agricultural water quality can be polluted due to industrial sites, farms, and feedlots that dump their waste into a river and irrigations that can harm the crops. Poor water quality may mean poor crop quality which will then lead to illnesses when consumed.
How Can I Make Sure that my Water is Clean?
Contact Your Water Provider
If you are living in a city, you are luckier than a million people to have access to clean water. Most water providers conduct a monthly cleaning or monitoring of the water to ensure the quality of water going to your tap is safe.
Filtration systems could help filter out particles on your water, depending on the filter, it could decrease the concentrations of parasites, viruses, fungi, algae, bacteria, and other chemicals that could contaminate the water.
There are a lot of water treatment products in the market.
EPI Philippines offers two water treatments depending on the purpose of usage. One is for potable water (Polydex) and the other is for wastewater treatment (Biodex).
Polydex is a bacteriostatic algaecide. Bacteriostatic means inhibiting the production of bacteria meanwhile algaecide helps in killing and preventing the growth of algae. It can be used for:
- Cleaning water to ensure that it is safe for drinking
- For swimming pools, spas, ponds, and lakes
- Ensure that the water for fish farms are uncontaminated
- For food processing
- Waterscapes, and
- For Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
Biodex on the other hand is a bacteria regulator meaning that it controls bacteria in sewage and wastewater. It targets pathogenic bacteria including coliforms (Escherichia coli) and enterobacteria (Shigella and Salmonella). It also quickly lessens the odor through the regulation of anaerobic bacteria. All in all, Biodex:
- Regulates the growth of harmful bacteria
- Lowers Biochemical Oxygen Demand / Chemical Oxygen Demand
- Inhibit solidification
- Odor reduction
- Free from snails, bugs, and worms
- Saves energy through lower aeration
- Improve effluent’s clarity
We all need clean water to survive in this world. That is why EPI Phil brought you Polydex for potable water and Biodex for eco-friendly wastewater treatment. If you want to know more about the water treatment products, contact Epi Phil today!