Do You Know How Valuable Water Really Is?
June 28, 2018
You can survive for weeks without food, but without water you’d be lucky to last a day. That may sound grim, but it’s true. Even more alarming than that is the fact that, according to EPA, only about 1% of the Earth’s water is suitable for human consumption! That is the challenge water treatment companies are faced with globally, and there’s still more to add to that interesting fact. The following facts will help you to understand how valuable clean water really is for your survival.
The human body, and brain, needs waterYou’ve most likely heard that the human body is made up of about 60% water (this can be as high as 75% in babies), but did you know that your brain is also mostly made up of water? To be exact, the human brain is roughly 75% water. So, having sufficient water is quite literally vital to the proper functioning of the human brain. How much water is sufficient? Well, according to the National Academy of Medicine, an adult male needs around 3.7 litres daily while women need about 2.7 litres. But don’t worry, this amount factors water from all the fluids you drink as well as from the food you eat.
Is that 1% of drinkable water on Earth only used for drinking?The alarming answer: no. Given how much of the Earth’s water is either salty or frozen, we are sharing that 1% with agriculture, industrial usage, and various other sectors. That is why industrial wastewater treatment is so important.
Can water treatment plants in South Africa make a difference?Definitely! WEC Projects has invested years into developing water treatment plants in South Africa and further throughout the continent precisely because it can and does help, if it is implemented properly. That is also why we’ve developed various water treatment solutions which are suitable for different settings, from mines to communities, including:
- Sand filtration
- Chemical dosing
- Water softening
- Ion exchange
- Cartridge filtration
- Reverse osmosis