The monsoon season provides welcome relief from the sweltering summer heat. While we enjoy the pitter-patter and the cool climate, the monsoon season also brings with it a slew of diseases.
Why need of water purification during monsoon?
During the rainy season, open water can contaminate clean water by seeping into underground tanks, wells, and damaged pipes, rendering them unfit for household consumption.
Unfiltered water is more likely to contain bacteria, metallic rust elements, toxic materials such as copper, lead, aluminium, mercury, cadmium, chromium, pesticides, fertilisers, and other contaminants.
Heavy floods or downpours leave water stagnant in the open, making it a carrier of multiple waterborne illnesses, including cholera, jaundice, stomach cramps, indigestion, multiple types of viruses, bacteria, and more, depending on the level of contamination and exposure to dirt, dust, pollution, and toxins.
As a result, an effective water purification process is required to protect ourselves from these water-borne diseases. While most of us have adapted to various water purification methods, it is critical to purify water properly, especially during the monsoon season.
WATER PURIFICATION METHODS IN MONSOON
ALUM FOR SEDIMENTATION: The stored water may appear cloudy (turbid) and hazy at times. Sedimentation is a simple process for removing turbidity in water by causing suspended particles to settle.
The process can be sped up by using alum or fitkari, both of which are readily available in grocery stores. A small piece of alum can be added to contaminated water at home and left untouched for a couple of hours to purify it. After a while, the impurities will settle to the bottom of the utensil. Transfer the clear water into another container with caution, leaving the settled particles behind.
BOILING WATER: One of the most common methods of water purification is boiling. While it is effective at killing the majority of viruses and bacteria, it may not be completely safe because it does not remove heavy metals or toxic chemicals that may be present in your drinking water. As a result, boiling water can be consumed safely if your water source is municipal, as municipal water is already treated and filtered before it reaches your home.
CHLORINE TABLETS: Chlorine is an effective water purifier. Chlorine tablets are available in the market and can be placed in water containers and stirred for a short period of time. After 4-5 hours, the water becomes clean and clear, suitable for drinking. A 20 mg tablet is enough to treat 5 litres of water.
ULTRA VIOLET WATER PURIFICATION: Water purifiers that use UV (ultraviolet) rays kill all bacteria and viruses in the water. UV deactivates the majority of living organisms in the water, providing you with pure, clean drinking water. UV water purifiers also keep the natural minerals in water.
If your water TDS level is less than 200 ppm and your water source is municipal, UV water purifiers are recommended.
REVERSE OSMOSIS SYSTEM: Water purification methods have come a long way thanks to technological advancements. RO (Reverse Osmosis) technology is the most efficient method of water purification. RO membrane effectively removes all impurities, particles, and pathogens from water, as well as high TDS, toxic chemicals, and heavy metals.
NETSOL also provides variety of water treatment methods, including RO water purification that can be used with any type of water source, including tap, tank, or ground water with TDS levels as high as 2000ppm.
So, this monsoon season, choose the right method of water purification to ensure the absolute safety of your health and that of your loved ones.