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Is Tap Water your Drinking Water?

More than 12% of Indian population do not have direct access to water, let alone clean water, 25% surviving through water scarcity and nearly half the population fears drought.


Tap water is the only way in for most of us, ground water being its main source but the problem nowadays summoning up is how clean it is. Is it enough for consumption? Probably “No”. Access to clean water is decreasing at a staggering rate, raising concerns for everyone associated. For many of us, we mistake clear water for clean water.


But, you cannot see pathogens, can you?


Most of the water for consumption is either pumped from groundwater or harvesting surface. Pumping machines are installed to pull out groundwater, stored in large tanks, connected to most households through pipelines.

No one is unaware of the consequences of heavy metals leaching into the groundwater, adding to the cue is the presence of runoff waste chemicals, inorganic nitrates, fluorides which do not degrade easily.

Similarly, in case of surface water, presence of bacteria, algae, protozoa, microbes contaminate water leading to various diseases like typhoid, cholera, gastroenteritis, etc.

Chemical wastes like suspended solids, chemical mud, decomposing flora & fauna dumped in and around water bodies, industrial effluents; wastewater, agro and domestic wastes, medical wastes, oil spill contaminants, all alter the basic properties of surface water bodies like lakes, streams and rivers rendering them inconsumable.


With Over Three Million people have to deal with waterborne diseases annually.


Water Treatment is the need of this hour, involving physical and chemical treatments. Visible impurities may be combated through physical means but for the unseen, tailor made solutions are required through the application of accurate chemicals.

Chemicals for drinking water treatment generally account for RO plants, chlorination processes, etc., safeguarding the end use. It ranges from RO antiscalant, membrane cleaners, disinfectants, de-chlorinating chemical, and other process treatment chemicals that come in regular contact with the end use drinking water.

Also in the list of drinking water chemicals, the addition of food grade mineral additives with targeted end use, for alkalinity or stabilization is also required for a stricter quality, such as carbonates and bicarbonates, sulphates and chlorinates, etc.

Contamination can be tamed with the application of proper water treatment chemicals and advanced technology, making it safe to be used for various domestic and industrial purpose.


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