BENEFITS OF SOURCE
- Maintains the highest-quality
- Zero contaminants
- No microplastics
- No chemicals
- Mineralised with calcium and magnesium.
- Completely off-grid
- No carbon emissions
- No plastic waste
- 100% renewable
- No harmful components like UV filters or refrigerants
COMPARING SOURCE TO OTHER SYSTEMS
While many people opt for bottled water as a safe option, most are unaware that this water contains micro plastics, which are ingested when the water is consumed. These can be as high as 10 000 plastic pieces per litre of water. Plastic water bottles also possess expiration dates which are often not abided by and which many consumers are not aware of.
There are also serious environmental impact repercussions that result from bottled water. Firstly, less than 50% of plastic bottles are collected for recycling, and less than 7% are converted into new bottles. This results in much plastic waste, especially when considering that over 1 000 000 plastic bottles are purchased every minute, globally. Secondly, the bottled water industry impacts the global carbon footprint both in the production of the bottles themselves, as well as in the transportation of these bottles to the various places of sale.
Municipal water, while a more affordable option for drinking water, can often be of an unsatisfactory or unreliable standard. Pipes are often dated and water travels through an extensive supply chain, often resulting in your water being polluted with contaminants, corrosion products and bacteria. In addition, when water levels in dams reach very low levels, as has been the case in the Western Cape, your water is heavily treated with chlorine and other chemicals prior to your consumption. These chemicals can destroy your intestinal flora, disrupt your digestion and weaken your immune system.
Borehole water often requires treatment prior to consumption by humans. Water taste, presence of pathogenic organisms, hardness and water alkalinity that leaves deposits in pipes and kettles, high concentration of minerals, potentially harmful ph levels, and unpleasant odour are some of the issues that have been cited with borehole water. In addition, groundwater supply is limited and once it runs out, it will not replenish itself.
AIR TO WATER GENERATORS
Air to Water generators might seem like an attractive water solution. However, these machines require massive electricity inputs in order to function. They also utilise refrigerants and UV filters, which are incredibly harmful to the environment. The use of typical condensation methods can also enable the collection of impurities in the process.
Reverse Osmosis is a process where water is demineralised or deionised by pushing it through a semi-permeable reverse osmosis membrane, with the use of pressure. This method can excel at removing impurities from water, however, it also eliminates 92 – 99% of beneficial calcium and magnesium. More worrying is that only 5% – 15% of the water pushed through is recoverable, the rest is released as waste. It does not make sense to waste water to get water, especially when this precious resource is limited.
More information about the above issues can be found in various articles on our NEWS page.