Water and Health2024-01-01 20:59:23

How do we identify contaminated water?

2024-01-01 20:59:23How do we identify contaminated water?
How do we identify contaminated water?

Water represents an essential component of life, yet its quality significantly impacts our health. Regrettably, not all water sources guarantee safety and cleanliness. Identifying contaminated water is pivotal in safeguarding your well-being. Below, we provide valuable insights and simple guidelines for detecting potential water contamination and what method of purifying water you can opt to get clean water.

Observing Water Clarity

The primary indication of contaminated water is its clarity. Clear and transparent water is generally safe to consume. Conversely, if water appears murky or cloudy, it might contain suspended particles, sediment, or microorganisms, warranting caution.

Detecting Odors

A foul smell emanating from your water strongly indicates contamination. The odor could resemble hydrogen sulfide (rotten eggs), chlorine, sewage, or a musty scent caused by algae or mold. 

Assessing Unusual Taste

Water taste can unveil its purity. Safe drinking water should be neutral and devoid of taste. Any salty or bitter taste might indicate dissolved minerals or harmful chemicals, signaling the need for caution or abstaining from consumption.

Presence of Sediments

Visible sediments or floating particles in water are telltale signs of contamination, possibly containing sand, rust, or organic matter. Harmful microorganisms could lurk within these sediments, necessitating filtration or purification before use.

pH Level Testing

Conducting a pH test offers insights into water quality—ideal drinking water pH hovers near 7, indicating neutrality. pH below 6.5 may denote acidity, while levels exceeding 8.5 might signal alkalinity, potentially posing health risks.

Turbidity Testing

Turbidity, caused by invisible individual particles, can indicate contamination. Testing for turbidity aids in identifying suspended solids and microorganisms, suggesting potential contamination requiring further evaluation.

Bacterial Screening

Common contaminants like E. coli and coliforms pose severe health risks. Specialized equipment is often required for bacterial testing, although home testing kits are available. Suspected bacterial contamination warrants immediate professional testing.

Monitoring Unusual Growth

Visible growth near water sources, such as taps or storage tanks, indicates unhygienic conditions. Algae, mold, or mosquito larvae signify potential contamination, necessitating regular cleaning to prevent their proliferation.

Water Source Evaluation

Understanding your water's origin is critical. Groundwater from wells might contain natural contaminants, while surface water from rivers or lakes may be exposed to pollutants. Assessing municipal water treatment processes and method of purifying water is crucial.

Method of purifying water - Opt for Pureit Revito Max purifier 

Water purification methods like distillation and filtration eliminate impurities, ensuring safe consumption. Distillation separates contaminants by boiling water, condensing vapor, and collecting purified liquid, effectively removing pollutants and microbes. Filtration, using various mediums like sand, charcoal, or membranes, traps impurities, producing cleaner water. Both methods target different pollutants, guaranteeing enhanced water quality. Let's take a look at how water purifiers help in removing contaminants:

1. Advanced Technology

Pureit Revito Max RO + UV + MF water purifier employs DURAVivaTM Best-In-Class# Filtration Technology that works with an 8-stage purification process, treating all types of drinking water like borewell, tanker, and municipal, offering you safe drinking water no matter the quality of your input water.

2. Reverse Osmosis Membrane tested for heavy metals*

TDS is not the only parameter basis on which water quality can be defined; there are many other parameters that can contaminate water, and even crystal-clear water with low TDS can have toxic chemical substances that pose a health hazard to the water

Apart from reducing TDS levels and removing solid particles, Pureit Revito Max’s  RO membrane is also tested and certified by the Water Quality Association (USA for the reduction of heavy metals* such as cadmium and chromium from drinking water.  Heavy metals in drinking water are a significant health concern, as they can cause serious health issues. Cadmium and chromium are both toxic heavy metals that can have serious health effects if ingested. They can cause damage to the kidneys, lungs, and liver, as well as anemia, bone disease, and cancer.  

3. In-tank UV Sterilization^^

UV treatment utilizes UV light to eliminate bacteria and viruses by damaging their DNA, rendering them unable to reproduce. Pureit Revito Max offers an in-tank UV sterilization^^ that inactivates up to 99.99% harmful disease-causing bacteria and viruses to deliver safe drinking water.

4. Water Saving

Revito Max purifies up to 8000 litres** of water compared to 6000 liters from other leading ROs. It also delivers efficient purification to give a high water recovery rate of up to 70%***.

5. Mineral-Enrichment

It enriches water with essential minerals like calcium and magnesium with 100% RO purification.

Bottom Line

Ensuring the purity of your water is vital for your well-being. Recognizing signs of unhygienic water empowers proactive protection for you and your loved ones. Buying an ideal water purifier and maintaining vital water sources are critical for safeguarding health. Stay informed, stay safe!


^ Safety from virus & bacteria as per USEPA guidelines
*** Under Pureit test conditions. Compared to ordinary RO's. 
** Under Pureit test conditions. In the segment versus comparable products.
*This RO membrane is tested and Certified by WQA to NSF/ANSI 58 for material safety only. This RO membrane was tested by WQA in a surrogate system for the reduction of Cadmium, Chromium III. WQA cannot confirm that the component will yield the same performance when used in any other, non-tested system. See WQA.org for details. 
#The RO membrane used in Pureit Revito Series is tested and certified by WQA to NSF/ANSI 58 for material safety only. This RO membrane was tested by WQA in a surrogate system for the reduction of Cadmium, Chromium III. WQA cannot confirm that the component will yield the same performance when used in any other, non-tested system. See WQA.org for details. In comparison to leading RO devices, in comparison to life of RO membrane
^^ As per the usage directed in user manual. Post RO purified water that’s part of purification stages in the device

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