Monsoons, with their beautiful downpours, may seem delightful on the screens. But when they disrupt our busy routines, they can become a threat. The rainy season demands better hygiene and thorough cleaning almost everywhere, while also leading to waterlogging, traffic jams, and the spread of various diseases such as dengue, typhoid, and cholera. Rain is essential for the Earth, but like every season, it has its disadvantages, and one of them is water contamination. Although water is a necessity for every living creature, clean water is a luxury not everyone can enjoy. It is important that you take additional measures when drinking water during monsoon.
Do not trust your Tap water
The tap water we receive is generally not clean enough to drink, and during monsoons, it becomes even more unhealthy. While some people rely on boiling water or using removable tap filters to ensure safety against waterborne diseases, these methods are not sufficient to treat the kind of contaminants present in the water. Boiling may destroy waterborne bacteria but cannot remove the organic and inorganic impurities. It’s important to understand the reasons why you should be more careful when drinking or using tap water for cooking during monsoons.
The water that reaches your tap undergoes water treatment in cities, but it has to travel through old, rusty, and dirty pipes, collecting rust, germs, and various impurities along the way. Ordinary tap filters cannot effectively remove these impurities. While this water can be used for washing, bathing, and cleaning, it is not recommended for direct consumption.
Boling water not enough
Boiling water is no longer the best solution for treating water due to new-age contamination. Boiling can kill bacteria but has no effect on high chlorine levels or other impurities present in the water.
Sickness in the air
During monsoons, people often fall sick due to weather-related factors. Rains cause waterlogging, leading to the breeding of mosquitoes and flies that spread diseases like malaria, dengue, and chikungunya. Water seepage through various points also contaminates the water supply. Consuming such contaminated water over a long period can damage your liver, lungs, bladder, and kidneys. Drinking untreated water can result in illnesses such as food poisoning, typhoid, and viral infections, requiring your immune system to work hard to fight off these infections.
Take preventive measures while drinking water during monsoon
To avoid the risks associated with drinking contaminated water, it is crucial to take preventive measures. Installing a high-quality water purifier is a practical and feasible solution to ensure safe drinking water. Doulton water filters are designed to provide exceptional filtration. They offer up to 99.99% removal of bacteria, sediment, and microplastics. Furthermore, Doulton’s Ultracarb ceramic candle consists of 100% naturally occurring raw materials. These filters effectively reduce chlorine, organics, and heavy metals such as lead and are NSF certified for material safety and performance.