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5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Drinking Water

5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Drinking Water

There are so many ways to maximize the quality of the water you drink everyday. It’s recommended that women drink 2.2 litres a day, while men should consume 3 litres. If you’re going to be drinking the daily recommendation, you might as well make the most of it! There’s a wide variety of ways to enhance the overall quality and nutritional value of your water, through different systems and natural additives.

1. Iron Removal System

Did you know that your drinking water contains a variety of minerals and contaminants too?

As rainwater falls and travels throughout our water systems, it picks up a few things along the way. It collects minerals like iron, manganese, and sulphur, along with many other contaminants as well. It can be difficult to detect some of the more harmful contaminants by sight, smell, or taste.

An iron removal system can help remove and/or reduce the presence of:

  • Iron
  • Sulphur
  • Organic smell
  • Iron
  • Bacteria
  • Manganese
  • Sulphur
  • Bacteria (reduce)
  • Sediment
  • Rust
  • Stains
  • Bad taste/odor
  • Discolouration

An iron removal system can help improve the overall quality of your drinking water, for years to come. The improved taste alone can be completely worth it!

2. Travel-Friendly Straw Water Filters

It doesn’t take long to fall in love with the benefits of purified water. Not only will you adapt to the smell and taste, but you will be silently thanking yourself for making an investment that removes or reduces various contaminants. Unfortunately, not everywhere that you go is going to have a purification system. Or clean water in general. That’s when the LifeStraw comes in handy.

If you live a particularly active and outdoor lifestyle, you might find that this product can be of use quite often.  The LifeStraw is a travel-friendly water filter in the shape of a straw. This lightweight straw-like water filter only weighs 2 ounces (57 g) and meets all US EPA drinking water standards. It was originally designed for activities such as hiking, backpacking, travelling, and emergency preparedness. You can use the LifeStraw to drink directly from natural water sources, without the fear of bacteria or contaminants.

It removes 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria, like E. coli and Salmonella, and 99.9% of waterborne protozoa, like Giardia and Cryptosporidium.

3. Ultraviolet Water Purification Systems

There’s nothing quite like the convenience of a built-in water purification system. You can regularly enjoy purified water without added stress. Especially with an Ultraviolet Purification System. Once the system is installed, it will utilize a physical and chemical-free process that removes contaminants from your tap water. It uses electromagnetic radiation to decontaminate the water from a number of bacteria and other contaminants.

Some of these can include:

  • E. coli
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Salmonella

UV Water Purification Systems were originally designed for surface water and well-water applications, but can easily adapt to any household. They tend to rank higher than other systems in regards to cost, labour, and user-friendly operation, not to mention they’re environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient too. Click here to learn more about the benefits of Ultraviolet Water Purification Systems!

4. Reverse Osmosis System

A Reverse Osmosis System can be a great solution for any home or business. The filtration system works hard to improve the taste, odor, and appearance of your water by removing contaminants. They have simple maintenance requirements, as they have very few replaceable or moving parts and are quite easy to clean and service. Household water pressure pushes your tap water through a semipermeable membrane, where dissolved inorganic solids (like salts) are removed. Other impurities that can be removed include:

  • Fluoride
  • Detergent
  • Lead
  • Pesticides
  • Chlorine

Once the contaminants are removed from your water, they’re simply flushed down the drain.

5. Enhance Your Water Naturally

There are a few simple things that you can do on a regular basis to improve the quality of your water. Infusing your drinking water with a variety of natural ingredients can help to further enhance the taste, while boosting the valuable nutritional content.

To enhance your water, try adding a combination of your favourite ingredients:

  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Mint
  • Ginger
  • Tea (Black, Green, Oolong, White, Herbal)
  • Strawberries
  • Cucumbers
  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries

These items are high in antioxidants, increasing the nutrients in your drinking water.  Not only can natural additives boost the flavour, but they can help improve your overall health. Infusing your water with some of these fruits, vegetables, and teas can help improve your: digestion, immune system, skin, metabolism, sleep patterns, oral health, and even aid with nausea and headaches. Simply cut up a combination of fruits and vegetables, and add them to your water. For tea, brew a strong cup and pour it over a full glass of ice – or simply have a regular hot cup of tea!

Enjoy your water and all the benefits that can come along with it! Browse through our online product gallery for more information about enhancing the quality of your water, or contact the experts at Water Depot today!