Every single household in the U.S. consumes hundreds of liters of water everyday. Water is not only essential for maintaining life; it is also necessary in accomplishing household chores. To a certain extent domestic water treatment is of paramount importance in making sure that the water is safe for drinking, and free from undesirable attribute that might affect in every single activity where water is needed.
Bacteria, parasites and virus.
Name it and the water is sure to have all of these harmful microorganisms that could be detrimental to one’s health. These water-borne microbes can cause dysentery, diarrhea, and cholera. In order to get rid of these relatively deadly little devils present in the water, a good domestic water treatment is of paramount importance.
One of the oldest ways of treating water at home is boiling. It is also considered as the method. Boling water is capable of killing all those harmful bacteria, virus, and parasites swarming in our drinking water. This method is considered as the fastest and the easiest way in making sure that the water that we drink is really that safe.
Other method of domestic water treatment for drinking water is the used of a mechanical water purifier. This type of domestic water treatment is rather more expensive compared with boiling, but it is super fast because the water coming from the purifier is already safe, and you can get safe drinking water any time of the day for as long the purifier is working.
Distillation is also one of the oldest domestic water treatments but it is time consuming and demanding a process. The water is charge to a boiling point, once the steam is already present they are gathered and put together to another container to let it cool down or condense. Not many households are using this method, however this is one proven effective way of treating water. It is also a relatively expensive method because the special equipment used in distilling water is also pricey.
Iron and copper.
These are just two of the many metallic elements present in water. When you see red stains in you faucet or sink most likely iron is present. On the other hand if you notice bluish color on your sink and on your pipe opening, it likely the copper has accumulated thus, the presence of bluish stain.
Domestic water treatment is also very important in making sure that the water is free from these undesirable elements. How would you like to wash your clothes and only to find out that red satins are all present because of the accumulated iron element in water. They also clog pipes over a long period of time if unattended.
One of the possible ways of treating water from these elements is to use another element–chlorine. Chlorination does not only kill microbes, the process also frees the water from iron and copper deposits in water.
The advancement of technology of treating water introduces latest inventions, however the basics are still proven to be the best methods. They are also cheaper too.