The earth is composed of more water than land, and we are not sure on how it circulates around the world and how pure and safe it is to drink. Water is the basic need of our body; without water we may not survive. Many countries are suffering from water shortage and others are dealing with health problems caused by contaminated water; numbers of people die every day because of these problems and mortality rate increases because until now the problem is still unsolved.
Contaminated water may be one of the causes of uncontrolled deaths in other countries; it may be because they cannot afford to buy a good water system to somehow alleviate the problem. Contaminants may not always refer to microscopic organisms, sometimes it is due to chemicals that are being release in rivers or lakes that residents are left with no choice but to consume. Microscopic organisms such as Giardia lambia, salmonella, Cryptosporidium parvum and parasitic worms are few of the factors that cause health problems including together with the chemicals from factories that contributed a lot to water contamination.
With all these harmful substances flowing with our waters, people became worried that despite treatments it may not be sufficient enough to eliminate those toxins; thus, they find ways to sterilize the water that they are drinking. Water contamination is a worldwide problem not only suffered by not yet civilized areas, this is a scenario that even urban dwellers are experiencing; In order to understand fully the situation, let’s take Los Angeles’ water problem as an example.
Los Angeles County Waterworks District (LACWD) has been maintaining the quality of water delivered to every home in Los Angeles. It has been the aim of LACWD to keep the treated water at despite being at a very low cost; maintaining a world class water system LACWD has been researching for more ways to ensure the quality and safety of the consumers. [Read more…]