More than 8 million people don’t have access to clean drinking water the world over; and more than 2 billion get their water from contaminated sources. Despite this problem, emerging technologies including solar powered purification systems are making it possible for emerging ecnomies to achieve cleaner drinking water.
It’s easy to think water is just water. We need water to survive and as long as it’s clear, it’s good for us, right? Well, not all water is equal in terms of its safety or quality.
While there are many benefits to good drinking water, such as aiding in digestion, flushing toxins, and promoting weight loss, there’s a lot that could contaminate this otherwise vital resource.
Toxins, chemicals, and other elements can all find their way into our drinking water, which is why finding good drinking water is so important. Quality drinking water should have a balanced pH level, be contaminant-free, rich with healthy, naturally occurring minerals.
What determines good drinking water quality? For starters, effective sanitation practices are necessary to produce safe, clean drinking water. There are a number of ways to purify water, as well, which depends on the municipality or country as laws and economic stability can affect which methods, if any, are available.
Considering that it’s recommended to drink half your water in weight daily, it’s crucial for everyone to have access to safe, clean drinking water.
Check out this infographic on the Elements of Good Drinking Water: