The history of water filtration and treatment dates to more than 4,000 years ago. People who lived during these early times were exposed to various diseases, believing that any clear water was safe to drink. As water contamination continued to worsen, various types of water filtration systems emerged and were developed to provide humans around the world with safe and clean water.
Water is essential, invaluable, and precious. It is the one element we rely on every single day. Water is a basic human need for survival and an “ingredient” in almost everything we do, including food production, manufacturing, and power generation. Because water is so vital, it should be as clean and pure as possible, which is why filtration (e.g. using the Everpure H-300 cartridge) is important.
Billions of people rely on groundwater for drinking water. With the ever-growing global population, the amount of waste generated and improper waste disposal has contributed to increased groundwater contamination. Unfortunately, we do not realize there are certain human activities that cause water pollution; many of which occur in our homes.
Many people know the benefits of having a water filter at home to purify your water supply and keep it clean but some people cling to myths about water filtration. Canada may have good water quality, but certain municipalities’ old pipes can allow some impurities into your tap water. Purification systems aren’t just used for food production and restaurants to remove harmful chemicals and germs from water. Various businesses understand the value of clean, good tasting water for both employees and clients.
Clean water is vital to our health: we need it for drinking, cooking, and showering. Using a water filtration system in your home is a safe and effective way to ensure you have a good supply of pure water. Filtering water (like with the Everpure H104 water filter cartridge) removes bacteria, metals, chemicals, and other contaminants that can found in tap water, even if it passes through a water treatment facility where you live.
Bacteria are the most numerous organisms on the planet. There are literally millions of different types of bacteria. They are one-celled organisms and are present in everything from water to food, and on objects we touch every day. What’s ironic about bacteria is that they are among the smallest organisms on earth, and yet, they can cause some of the greatest problems.
All tap water contains unwanted particles and sediment that we’d rather not consume. Whether at home or in a restaurant, water from the tap always contains millions of particles, such as dirt and rust. Sometimes water even contains harmful particles, such as protozoan cysts, that can cause flu-like illnesses.
The presence of lead in drinking water is more prevalent and serious than many people realize. Despite common perceptions, lead is not restricted to inner-city communities, but rather is a problem that affects many water systems across the country.
Off-tastes and odours are common water quality problems across the country. They are caused by a variety of factors, the most common of which is chlorine. Keep in mind that tastes and odours will vary from tap to tap and are influenced by personal likes and dislikes.