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February 10, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 182

Who would have ever believed that a time would come when there were no longer enough fresh, clean water resources to hydrate the Earth's population? And who would have thought that it would happen so soon? We are now faced with seriously-dwindling freshwater sources, and those we have contain a multitude of substances that can cause sickness and death. Horror stories of the dangerous levels of arsenic, chromium, selenium, and cadmium which are found in our lakes, rivers, and groundwater should be enough to shake society to its very core. After all, pollutants such as these can cause damage to your nervous system, liver, and kidneys as well as more deadly illnesses, such as cancer.

For generations we here in the United States have counted on our municipal water systems to clean the water that flows into our homes to the standards set forth by our government. Modern science, however, is determining that the regulations don't go quite far enough when it comes to public safety. In addition, water treatment plants are another of those parts of our infrastructure that are deteriorating due to lack of proper funding. And yet, we all need water in order to stay healthy and survive. We can't help wondering what we're going to do to as we look at the bleak future this picture is painting.

The answer, of course, lies in the hands of consumers like you. If you can't trust what others are doing, you can trust yourself to find a remedy for your problem. A large variety of water purifying equipment is available that has been scaled down for home use. These devices come in numerous sizes, applications, and types of filtration to meet the needs of everyone. Some of the filters are better than others, so you will probably need to do some research online prior to choosing a model for your home. Even so, you will find these units to be expensive to buy and operate, difficult to maintain, and made of materials that are not eco-friendly which means they may not be the best option in the long run.

Some scientists are touting the benefits of using cacti to purify water. If you think back to high school history classes, you may remember that cactus have been used for water purification in desert regions as far back as the 19th century. These experts claim that a cactus like the prickly pear or the moringa can provide a natural method for cleansing the water you use in your household. Once again, this is an idea that would need more research before you made a decision about trying it.

Looking for more information on municipal water filtration? Separmatic Systems can provide you with all your water purification needs including diatomaceous earth filters and municipal water treatment.

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