Water: A Boon or Curse

As we all know, nutritious food, good air and clean water are the three most basic and valuable necessities of our lives. If we take the case of water, it plays a major role in the existence of many living organisms and plants. During the ancient times, the availability of pure water was not rare because of the non-contamination of water resources. But now, the situation is different – the availability of pure water, unfortunately, has become very rare. Water serves a number of essential functions to keep us all going. Safe drinking water is very essential for our health and wellness. There is a strong relationship between pure water and good health and that relationship is inseparable. However, water can be a boon or curse at the same time if we don’t give importance to its purity. The contaminated water can lead to several major problems not only for humans but also for all living creatures and for the environment. It can become a major reason for many serious illnesses. Being a universal solvent, water is considered to be a major source through which we can contract many diseases. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), 80% of diseases that occur worldwide are water borne. Drinking water in various countries doesn’t meet WHO standards. 3.1% of the deaths worldwide are due to the unhygienic and poor quality of water. Utmost care should be given to the quality and purity of water and it should be free of any kind of toxic substances and dangerous microorganisms.

It is here the importance of water purification systems comes to the fore. A water purifier will mechanically filter and process in order to remove impurities and makes it suitable for daily use. In the present world due to the scarcity of pure natural water, water purification systems hold immense importance in our daily lives. The purification methods reduce the concentration of contaminants such as suspended particles, parasites, bacteria, algae, viruses and fungi. So, water purifiers are one of the best remedies to get rid of water contamination and help everyone to have clean and safe drinking water.