Is Your Drinking Water 100% Safe?
Some Facts on Drinking water
- 70% of the human brain is water.
- 80% of all illness in the developing world is water-related.
- Each day, we also lose a little more than a cup of water (237 ml) when we exhale.
- 1/3 what the world spends on bottled water in one year could pay for projects providing water to everyone in need.
- Water regulates the Earth’s temperature. courtesy
There are two main types of water resources in the Sultanate of Oman. conventional water resources (natural) including surface and groundwater. This present about (87%).
The non-conventional water resources including desalination water and treated wastewater that present about (13%).
The main city muscat is close by the Arabian sea. The Groundwater quality becomes brackish and saline in the coastal area. So the city has great water distribution network from the desalination plants.
Quality of Municipal Water
As the seawater is treated by the distillation process. It is free from Dangerous contaminants like lead or Mercury. The TDS level is between 250 ~ 350 ppm. The total hardness normally 50 ppm & pH between 7~8.5.
Chlorine is dosed to prevent bacteria and other microbes. The Chlorine can be absorbed through physical consumption as well as through your skin while bathing. Chlorine can dry skin and hair and cause irritating effects to your eyes and nose. The chlorine levels are normally below 0.4 ppm in the city water supply.
If you feel the intense smell of choline in the water or dry skin & hair lose, Please test your water for chlorine concentration. A point to use Shower Filter or Whole House Jumbo Carbon Filter will resolve this issue.
Another common issue is the sedimentation due to dust, Rust & sand in the water. This is because of the old piping. It’s always recommended to have a whole house sediment filter which prevents the sedimentation in your water tank & Piping.
Water contains a lot of minerals. Testing each parameter is very costly. The general testing procedure is TDS (Total Dissolved Solids). Which will give us the total dissolved solids value in ppm. In packed drinking water it is normally 80 ~ 120 ppm. A five-stage RO system is simple solution to make the municipal water ultra-pure drinking water taste better than packed drinking water. also, you are free from danger of microplastics in the bottled water.