Some Figures

By: Water Filter  05/12/2011

How much water are we using daily?:

When you take a bath you use: 80 litres;

When you use the toilet you use: 9 litres;

When you wash your hands you use: 2 litres;

When you fill the sink you use: 4 litres;

When you brush your teeth you use: 1 litre;

When you fill the kettle you use: 1 litre;

When you take a shower you use: 35 litres;

When you use the dishwasher you use: 50 litres;

When you use the washing machine you use: 95 litres;

* Water- related projects and polices are fundamental to building healthy sustainable communites.

* 1 in every 6 people in the world lack access to safe drinking water.

* 2 million people mostly children die each year from waterborne diseases.

* Water alone can keep us alive for more than a month.

* Average daily water consumption in Ireland pre is 148 litres per person.

* Two-thirds of people in the world have less than 50 litres of water a day for all their needs.

* Many women and girls in Africa spend 4 hours per day collecting water.

* 150 gallons of water are used in the growing/prodution of a loaf of bread.

* At least 250 gallons of water are needed to produce one ream of paper.

* It takes approximately 39,000 gallons of water to manufacture one car.

* A single toilet flush is more than most people in developing counties use for drinking washing and cooking in one day.

* You waste approximately 240 litres of water if you leave the tap on for an hour.

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Brief History

So when the water tap is turned on in the home for that special pot of tea or coffee, or for the invigorating hot tub or shower, and the great valves are opened in industrial establishments or to recharge swimming pools, the water must come from nearby rivers, lakes, or wells tapping the aquifers. The surface freshwater is recharged with rain and other precipitation, but because of the great depth of some aquifers, they cannot be recharged.


Reverse Osmosis

Also with Reverse Osmosis systems there is a constant flow of water passing over the membrane to wash it and this flows to the waste pipe. The basic difference in water filtration is of course the size of the pores or holes in the filter itself. In practice say we install a basic 3-stage system comprising a 5micron, a .9micron and a chlorine filter.


Where is the Pure Water

Tap water is now treated purposely with several well-known chemicals (Chlorine, Flourine, lime, copper sulfate, aluminum sulfate, sulfur dioxide), and infected by accident with hundreds more. Road salt, agricultural chemicals, fertilizers, pesticides, rubber, motor oil, paint thinner, it’s just a matter of time before these pollutants make their way into the water sources.