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Water Pollution – The Causes and Solutions

Water Pollution the causes and solutions

It’s ironic to think that many of us have contributed to contaminating our water sources (whether we have realized it or not), knowing that nothing other than water can sustain our lives on earth. And also understanding that unsafe water can be detrimental to our health.

Sadly, each year the number of people who succumb to polluted water is more than those killed due to war and violence. So, how can we help to contain water pollution?

Avoiding a bleak future for our water sources

Quite unmindfully, as businesses and individuals, we often release all wastewater back into nature, polluting our water sources even more. Plus, with less than one percent of Earth’s freshwater being accessible to us, it is predicted that we will undergo a major water crisis by 2050 if we continue to ignore water pollution worldwide.

Before we look at ways to save our world from water pollution, we must understand ways in which water becomes polluted so that we can put a stop to our hazardous habits.

What is surface water and ground water?

  • Surface water is any body of water above ground which includes streams, rivers, lakes, and oceans. These sources of surface water can also be known as water bodies.
  • Groundwater is the water found underground in the cracks and spaces in soil, sand, and rock.

Both surface water and groundwater are two of our main water sources used all over the world to provide the majority of the human population with clean, running water.

Causes of Water Pollution

Our water sources can become polluted when chemicals and microorganisms from industries, agriculture fertilizers and oil spills, and effluents from factories and waste water from our home, enter them. The contaminants proceed to dissolve into the water, often in large quantities, which turns them toxic for all living beings.

At the same time, these water sources are also the primary sources of nutrient pollution, specifically nitrogen and phosphorus. An excess of nitrogen and phosphorus can be hazardous to health. Again, the nutrient pollution reaches the surface water through fertilizers, animal manure, sewage treatment plant discharge, detergents, power plants and similar effluents.

Once our groundwater and surface water becomes polluted, it then becomes unfit to use and filtration is required.

Importance of treating wastewater

Used water from our sinks and toilets is another source of wastewater that flows back to the environment without being reused or treated. Research suggests that sewage goes back to nature, polluting it further.

Getting rid of this contamination completely is nearly impossible, as well as an expensive affair. An affordable alternative is to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle which can reduce our contribution towards water contamination.

How to keep water pollution in check?

Reducing our use of plastics and recycling them is one way to fight water pollution. Disposing of wastes in a proper manner and checking for oil leaks in vehicles helps keep a check on water pollution.

Furthermore, you can be a responsible citizen by ensuring you don’t litter and keep your environment clean to prevent pollution of water sources. Also, ensure that you consume clean water to maintain your health.

 

Make Doulton Water Filters a habit for life

From the wide range of water resources around you, whatever you choose leaves you with just one option and that is to use the best water filter there is. Filtering your water is important as there are few freshwater sources around us.

There is a certain degree of contamination even in the water that households receive from the water supply boards. For example, municipal water in its journey to its final source suffers from a drop in its TDS content (below the permissible level). Hence it is integral for it to be treated in a water filter that retains all the naturally occurring minerals that are present in water.

A Doulton filter provides you with a ceramic filter candle made of 100% natural materials in Britain. The ceramic filter offers a pore structure that can remove up to 99.99 percent of common contaminants to provide you with the freshness and taste of natural water. Another aspect that makes Doulton a preferred choice for households is that it is literally the same as the once loved British Berkefeld water filter.

What’s more, one of the key aspects of our systems is that they do not waste water during the process, which can often be the case in water purification processes such as reverse osmosis.

Along with the many ways to curb water pollution, let us make it a habit to get used to drinking clean water to stay healthy and safe. Doulton can be your best aid in achieving this and can help you to stay fit and responsible towards nature, too! Get the best water filter for home today.

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If your water source is borewell/tanker etc with TDS above 500 ppm, we do not recommend Doulton Water Filters.

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  • *If your water source is borewell/tanker etc with TDS above 500 ppm, we do not recommend Doulton Water Filters.

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