Water FactsClean, pure drinking water – the elixir of life!!
Our body relies heavily on clean, pure water for general good health and well-being. It’s as important as the air that we breathe. The fact is however that the water we drink from our kitchen taps is not 100% water at all – it also contains a weak solution of the chemicals that are added to make it “safe” to drink.Contact us
Facts about your drinking water
Clean, pure drinking water – the elixir of life!!
Our body relies heavily on clean, pure water for general good health and well-being. It’s as important as the air that we breathe. The fact is however that the water we drink from our kitchen taps is not 100% water at all – it also contains a weak solution of the chemicals that are added to make it “safe” to drink.
Chlorine is a well documented poison that is commonly added to our town water systems and often a recommended addition to rainwater tanks. It tastes terrible, smells awful and its disinfection by-products (trihalomethanes etc) are a particularly unpleasant group of chemical toxins known to cause cancer.
One of the least conclusive parts and possibly the most concerning of the whole chlorination process is however.… ”What potential effect does chlorine (along with the associated disinfection by-products) have on our DNA – the genetic footprint that predetermines who, what and how healthy we are and will be?” The answer is ….that we cannot be completely sure but it stands to reason though that there may well be some altering effect!
Recent additions of chloramines (combinations of chlorine + ammonia) instead of chlorine to many of the water supplies around Australia has replaced chlorine disinfection by products with an equally undesirable group of chloramine related chemical disinfection by-products. Generally speaking, chloramines levels are higher than their chlorine equivalents with the ammonia being added to the chlorine as a “stabiliser”.
Chlorine and chloramine additions are of course necessary to control bacteria levels in drinking water. These chemicals should be likened to the lunch wrap that is used to protect our sandwiches. Whilst it is beneficial in keeping the sandwiches clean, it should definitely be removed before the sandwiches are eaten. It should be the same with chlorine and chloramines – whilst very necessary they should be removed before the water is consumed.
The good news is that there is a solution. Good quality drinking water filters/purifiers effectively “unwrap” the water that we consume – for both drinking, food preparation and cooking.
Pristine Water Systems offers a wide range of water purification products and replacement filters / cartridges for homes, boats, caravans and restaurants etc. Large or small, there are varieties that also remove high percentages of heavy metals while providing protection against cysts of the types that caused havoc in Sydney in the late 1990’s when Sydneysiders were warned not to drink the water from their kitchen taps without boiling it.
Fluoride is perhaps the most controversial chemical that is added to an increasingly high percentage of drinking water supplies around Australia. Beneficial for some age groups it is clearly detrimental to others. Like chlorine, chloramine and heavy metals removal, Pristine Water Systems offer you a choice of drinking water purifiers that also effectively remove fluoride – the choice is yours.
If your choice is to drink rainwater, Pristine Water Systems also offers a range of rainwater filtration and disinfection systems that are tailor made to suit your needs.
Here in Australia our main water supplies to the cities are filtered and protected against contamination. They are regularly checked by authorities, but that does not mean problems do not occur.
Australian Drinking Water Guidelines
Town Water Supplies
Town water supplies or mains water to your tap is treated with various chemicals to help manage bacteria and other contaminants that find their way into our water system. The addition of flouride and chlorine into water systems has long been a heated topic for our water supply. Many would prefer not to have these additives in their drinking water, preferring to use a pure healthy water source.
In 1998, the greater Sydney region was thrown into turmoil as an outbreak of the virus cryptosporidium and giardia hit millions of residents hard due to contaminated water.
Ensuring your water supply is free of contaminants such as cryptosporidium and giardia is ultimately your responsibility, however, Pristine Water Systems has a wide range of water filters and solutions to help ensure you have pure, clean drinking water.
Tank Water Supplies
The quality of water in household tanks is generally very good in terms of mineral and chemical content, however, some form of biological contamination usually exists.
Faecal matter due to birds and animals, decaying animal carcasses, other materials such as dust, leaves and corroded metals can find their way into a rain water tank. As a result, harmful bacteria such as E.coli, coliforms, salmonella, giardia and cryptosporidium can exist in the water, along with sludge forming at the bottom of the tank.
Pristine Water Systems can quickly and easily eliminate all of the above problems. In addition, methods such as Ultraviolet UV Sterilisation and Filtration are used to control bacteria and impurities in tank and bore water.
There is more to water filtration than you might think. Pristine Water Systems are the specialist in cleaning stored water and providing filtration systems for your house, water tank and also your recreational vehicle or boat. Our products and services have been specifically designed to give you and your family the pristine water you deserve .