Monsoon season brings a huge relief from the scorching summer heat. While we enjoy the pitter-patter and the cool climate, monsoon season also brings along an array of diseases with it.
During the rainy season, the water quality gets heavily compromised as open water can contaminate clean water by seeping into underground tanks, wells, damaged pipes making them unfit for household consumption.
Usually, unfiltered water has a high chance of containing bacteria, metallic rust elements, toxic materials such as copper, lead, aluminum, mercury, cadmium, chromium, pesticides, fertilizers and many such particles which contaminate water.
Heavy floods or downpour leaves water stagnated in the open which makes it a carrier of multiple waterborne illnesses, cholera, jaundice, cramps in the stomach, indigestion, multiple types of viruses, bacteria and more depending upon the level of contamination and the exposure to dirt, dust, pollution, and toxins.
Therefore, an effective water purification process is needed to safeguard ourselves against these water-borne diseases. While most of us have adapted to different water purification methods, it is important to purify water in the right way, especially during monsoons.
Here are few suggested water purification methods:
Boiling is one of the most common ways of purifying water. While it is effective in killing most of the viruses and bacteria, it may not be 100% safe as it doesn’t remove heavy metals or toxic chemicals, if present in your drinking water. Hence, boiling water can be safely consumed if your source of water is municipal as municipal water is already treated and filtered before it reaches your home.
Ultraviolet (UV) Water Purification
Water purifiers with UV (Ultraviolet) rays kill all the bacteria, viruses present in the water. UV deactivates most of living organisms present in the water, giving you pure, clean drinking water. UV water purifiers retain the natural minerals present in water as well.
UV water purifiers are recommended to be used if your water TDS level is below 200 ppm and your source of water is municipal.
Reverse Osmosis (RO) Water Purification
With rising advancement and technological improvements, water purification methods have come a long way. With RO (Reverse Osmosis) technology being the most effective way of water purification. RO membrane effectively removes all the impurities, particles, and pathogens present in the water along with removing high TDS, toxic chemicals and heavy metals. A Pureit RO water purifier is suitable to be used for all kinds of sources of water – Tap, Tank or Ground Water with TDS as high as 2000ppm.
So, this monsoon season ensure the absolute safety of your health and that of your loved one's by wisely choosing the right method of water purification.
Yes, it is important to filter water during monsoons as it can help to improve the flavor, smell, and appearance of the water while also removing any hazardous contaminants. It also helps to remove chlorine, soil residue, and organic or inorganic pollutants.
Boiling tap water, using filtered water for drinking or cooking, and utilizing a water purifier to remove toxins from municipal water are all actions you can take to keep the water clean and safe during the monsoon.
Here are a few ways you can follow to prevent water-borne diseases during monsoon;
Ways to Reduce or Remove TDS in Water:
Unsafe or impure water consists of dirt, dust, pollution, and toxins which can cause multiple waterborne illnesses, cholera, jaundice, cramps in the stomach, and indigestion. If the water is pure water you won’t be able to see, smell, or taste the contaminants.