Water gives life, but it can also be a lethal fluid if it is contaminated. Every year, many people die around the world as a result of drinking unsanitary and low-quality water. According to the World Health Organization, waterborne diseases account for more than 70% of all diseases worldwide.
Worryingly, one-third of India's 600 districts have groundwater that is unsafe to drink. Fluoride, iron, salinity, and arsenic levels all contribute to this.
NETSOL water treatment plants are now being established on a larger scale in India, which contributes to a decrease in deaths from waterborne diseases. Mineral water contains a high concentration of dissolved minerals, which may provide some health benefits.
Low water quality is unavoidable when industrial waste, human waste, animal waste, garbage, chemical effluents, and untreated sewage pollute the water. People who only have access to polluted water are more likely to contract waterborne diseases and infections such as toxoplasmosis, giardiasis, and amoebiasis.
Contaminated water contains harmful viruses that can cause food poisoning, and drinking it can lead to dangerous diseases such as cholera, diarrhoea, dysentery, meningitis, and typhoid fever. Bathing in contaminated water can cause infection and lead to skin and eye diseases such as trachoma. Trachoma can cause visual impairment or total blindness.
Due to a lack of proper facilities, the rural population in India is more vulnerable to waterborne diseases. However, due to a lack of resources, neither rural nor urban areas can be considered completely secure.
Obtaining completely safe water may be out of our hands, but taking a step forward and ensuring that one has access to safe water is an effort we at Netsol are making or, at the very least, we are trying and taking some preventive measures against waterborne diseases.
TIPS FOR SAFEGUARDING OURSELVES FROM WATERBORNE DISEASE
MAINTAIN PERSONAL HYGIENE: Personal hygiene is the first step in protecting ourselves from waterborne diseases. Wash your hands thoroughly, especially during this time of crisis. Hand washing is the most effective way to prevent germs from entering the body.
USE SAFE SOURCES FOR DRINKING WATER: Untreated water is the leading cause of disease transmission, so make sure everyone only drink water from reputable sources. Purchase mineral water bottles from reputable companies that are known for adhering to strict purification procedures and performing thorough quality tests.
When establishing a mineral water bottle plant, reputable and quality-conscious companies use a multi-step water purification process. They put their water through over 100 quality tests to ensure purity in every drop, also by installing RO water treatment plants. Avoid purchasing unbranded water from unknown companies; it may appear clean, but do not be fooled by its appearance. If you are unsure about the safety and purification methods of the bottled water, do not purchase it.
INVEST IN BEST PURIFICATION: Having water purification systems installed in the home or workplace only ensures the safety of those who consume the water. The opportunities for contaminants to enter are the same regardless of whether the water comes from a municipal system or a well. The best way to deal with this problem is to filter the water using a water purification system.