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Harmful Water Contaminants and Why Do You Need a Water Filtration System for Your Home?

June 29, 2020

To maintain the functionality of our bodies, we must consume a reasonable amount of clean water every day. Water plays key roles in our body system. It carries nutrients to all cells that are present in the body. Minerals, vitamins, and amino acids, and other helpful substances are also absorbed by the body through the help of water. This essential element also delivers oxygen to our brain, helps regulate body temperature, and flushes out toxins and waste.

For most households here in Australia, the most common way to access water is through taps. These taps are usually connected to water pipelines that extract water from streams, rivers, reservoirs. Other sources of water may also come from the ground and water treatment plants. Whatever the source of your water is, it is still important to have it processed first as water can contain harmful contaminants.

Harmful Effects of Contaminants in Water

Aside from water molecules, water is typically comprised of contaminants that can either be beneficial or harmful for people who will be consuming it. Minerals are contaminants that are deemed harmless for people. On the other hand, serious illnesses and severe health problems await people who have ingested water with harmful contaminants. The harmful effects of some contaminants may only last for a few hours or days, while others may last for years. 

One type of harmful contaminants that can be found in water is microorganisms. These microorganisms, which can be bacteria, viruses, and cysts, usually cause gastrointestinal illnesses like vomiting, diarrhea, and cramps. Another type of harmful contaminants is organic contaminants. These contaminants can be organic chemicals or volatile organic compounds that can damage the liver, kidney, and central nervous system. Untreated water may also contain inorganic chemicals like chlorine, chromium, lead, mercury, sulphate that can cause different effects on the body like eye and skin irritation, stomach discomfort, nerve tissue damage, kidney damage, diarrhea, and many more. 

The Importance of Water Filtration System

Given the presence of harmful contaminants in your water supply, it would be much recommended for you to obtain and install a high-quality water filtration system. A water filtration system provides households with clean and filtered water straight from the taps at any given time. And even if the water is already processed by a water treatment plant, the water filtration system ensures that the water is cleaned again to minimise and even cut the chance of getting sick. With this filtration system, you now have access to clean drinking water without obtaining illnesses and diseases.

Additionally, the water filtration system allows families to reduce the purchase of plastic water bottles and containers. Numerous households are inclined to buy a lot of plastic water bottles and containers for them to store huge amounts of potable water. And once these plastic water bottles are discarded after a short time, they just accumulate and add to the waste in landfills. With a water filtration system, the need to purchase plastic bottles will be lessened by a huge percentage. This system can also help save money.

If you want to have your own water filtration system, feel free to call us at Parker Pumps. 

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Phone: (03) 5229 7443

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