A polluted water source is one that does not provide healthy drinking water or that struggles to support healthy marine or aquatic life due to a build up of man-made or 'natural' pollution. Sadly, water pollution effects all aspects of life, either directly or indirectly.
Finding a source of pure water may be harder than you think. Municipal, surface and groundwater pollution exists in varying degrees in every country with the causes of water pollution coming from agriculture and industry, and excessive clouding, silting or salt often caused by drought, flooding or other natural causes, while waterborne viral diseases, parasitic pathogens, and bacteria also causes water pollution.
If you regularly drink bottled water, but you're serious about reducing your carbon footprint, you may need to consider these points.
The process of bottling water is a major cause of pollution, and water bottles are over-crowding our landfills. Massive amounts of energy and non-renewable resources are used in the process, and transportation miles are blown out as billions of cartons of bottles are shipped to domestic and global markets each year.
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) urges people to drink tap water rather than bottle water, and they are not the only ones. The Sun Sentinel reported the city of Ann Arbor, Michigan, banned commercially bottled water at city events, and the City of San Francisco banned their employees using city money to purchase bottled water if tap water is available.
If bottled water were the only alternative, then it might be seen as a valuable resource. However, with the pocket-sized, eco-friendly and chemical-free SureAqua filtration straws available, there is no argument for polluting the environment.
Naturally everyone wants to drink healthy water. Around 1 billion people don't have access to healthy water and suffer the effects of water pollution. When we travel we know the vital necessity for avoiding sources of water pollution. After all, an estimated 40% of overseas travelers experience gastrointestinal upsets.
SureAqua products provides purified water by filtering out 99.9999% of water bacteria, harmful e-coli, staphylococcus, Cryptosporidium and Giardia, quickly and naturally.
Whoever thought a 'straw' could be a key tool in pollution prevention. Water filters by SureAqua filter at 0.2 micron filtration, 10 times finer than the smallest bacteria, removing the pollution in water and leaving you with pure clean water.
As the Director of the World Wildlife Fund Living Waters Campaign says, “Our attitudes towards tap water are being shaped by the pollution which is choking the rivers and streams which should be veins of life.” Only we as individuals can reverse water air pollution, and provide a higher standard of water pollution-free, healthy drinking water. Until then, SureAqua products are a great start.