We all know the importance of clean water — as part of a daily diet it is essential to our health and future. We are limited by geography, occupation and expertise when it comes to working with developing countries for producing potable water.
But in the U.S., consumers have access to a number of products and systems that give us clean, refreshing water, time in and time out.
A recent study by American students for Clean Water treated present day water standards in the U.S. Their findings were alarming, and important for every family to understand.
We use water for everything from drinking, cooking, and cleaning to
generating electricity, enjoying recreational activities, and getting
from place to place. The U.S. Geological Survey says the average
American uses 80 to 100 gallons of water each day. This water comes
from rivers and lakes or from wells. Humans can only survive about one
week without water, so it is essential to have clean water for
drinking. Contaminated drinking water can cause deadly diseases.
cities and towns have been cleaning public drinking water through
treatment methods for 100 years. In 1908, Harriet Chick (and later H.E.
Watson) developed the concept known as Chick’s Law, which showed that
disinfectants used in specific amounts and for certain lengths of time
effectively kill microorganisms (tiny living cells including harmful
bacteria and viruses) in drinking water. That year Jersey City in New
Jersey became the first U.S. city to regularly disinfect its drinking
water. As the practice spread across the country, the cases of diseases
transmitted through water, such as cholera and typhoid, decreased.
with improved treatment methods, U.S. drinking water can still become
contaminated and cause illness. Water is at a greater risk of
contamination from bacteria, viruses, sewage, and waste after natural
disasters and after breaks in water mains, the pipes used to distribute
water. In these situations, residents may be advised to use bottled,
boiled or treated water instead of water directly from the tap.
One way to curb these risks is to invest in a water purifying system. The Waterwise Water Distiller removes all microorganisms and provides your family with clean water for years to come.