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Bottled Water Does Not Prevent Dehydration, European Commission Rules

Posted on: November 30th, 2011 by admin No Comments

A ridiculous argument has broken out in Brussels at a time when we all have bigger things to think about.

Those bureaucrats in Europe charged with making silly decisions have ruled that water does not prevent dehydration, although they have conceded that it allows the brain and body to function at its optimum.

The European Food Standards Authority (EFSA) recommended to the EC there was sufficient evidence to state on water bottles that “Water contributes to the maintenance of normal thermoregulation”, but nothing further.

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Does bottled water prevent dehydration?

This is in contrast to information on the NHS website which says that Britons should drink at least one and a half litres of water per day as dehydration is generally caused by not drinking enough water.

The EC pronouncement was met with derision by detractors who said that if every food and drink product in the Eurozone was to go through such pedantic scrutiny it would create a mass of red tape.

In fact Members of the European parliament said that the ruling was “stupidity writ large”, while bottled companies vowed to defy it.

The argument comes down to how a product is sold and while they will not be able to say that water prevents dehydration (Food Standards Experts insist that this cannot be proven), pure drinking water does help the body to function better by regulating such factors as its temperature.

The news also had the large soft drinks association feeling anxious. A spokesman for the British Soft Drinks Association said: “Claims have been approved outlining that drinking water is good for normal physical and cognitive functions and for normal thermoregulation. We await final confirmation from the European Commission on this, which is expected soon.”

If you want to ensure the quality of drinking water in your home, why not purchase a water purification system from your local experts Aquatec?

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Vancouver Trials Revolutionary Water Purification System

Posted on: November 16th, 2011 by admin No Comments

A project in Vancouver is to provide monetary rewards to farmers for producing cleaner water.

It will effectively pay farmers to carry out the goals of the local government and environmental groups in hitting clean water targets through water purification.

The revolutionary new approach will be tested on 13 farms around the Canadian city of Vancouver and the British Columbia area.

It is the brainchild of the Ecological Services Initiative (ESI0 which includes researchers, farmers and conservationists.

The project has also been endorsed by the B.C. Cattlemen’s Association and the B.C. Agriculture Council.

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Vancouver is trialling a revolutionary water purification system

Dave Zehnder, a consulting project coordinator for ESI, said: “This revolutionary water filtration project is about enhancing normal practices to produce an ecological benefit. It is a worthwhile investment to pay farmers to improve the environment of sensitive wetlands areas.”

The cost of paying farmers to look after these areas can be considerably cheaper than the potential $8 billion cost of building a water purification plant. Instead the aim is to improve the water quality to the point where a water purification plants is not needed.

Farmers will be compensated to something of the tune of $100 per acre, a mere fraction of the cost of building the infrastucture and equipment necessary for a water purification plant.

Indeed wetlands in their own right provide a natural water filtration system and keeping these clean is essential to making sure that Vancouver residents have clean drinking water piped into their houses.

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How to Choose A Water Purification System

Posted on: November 15th, 2011 by admin No Comments

Given the amount of recycling that our everyday tap water goes through, it is unsurprisingly getting more and more difficult to find pure drinking water without forking out for the bottled variety.

But bottled water is unproven in quality and it is also expensive. While the considerable cost to the individual may go by unnoticed during the year, try buying bottled water for an entire family without noticing the dent that it puts in your wallet.

It is better to look for a long term solution and while home water filtration may seem expensive in the short term it will save you money in the long run, especially when you consider how much better it treats valuable home appliances such as boilers and washing machines.

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Chlorine Is Unpleasant To Taste In Drinking Water

So weigh up the costs and the various alternatives and make an educated decision.

Yes there are a number of water purification systems out there, but some are better than others.

What you want is something that can actually take away that unpleasant smell that water gets when it has been over-chlorinated in an effort to kill all the bacteria.

Chlorine has long been used for its sterilizing effects and forms the basis of any well maintained swimming pool. However regular swimmers will also know that chlorine leaves the skin feeling dry and overexposed and any chemical that is powerful enough to kill germs must also have some side effects on your skin and hair.

Even more important is the ability of a home water filtration system to purify water of harmful contaminants such as lead, arsenic and manganese. Aquatec removes 98% of all harmful organic and inorganic compounds while putting the naturally occurring electrolytes back into your water.

Do your research and make sure that you are choosing the right home water softener for your family. Obviously there are a number of factors to take into account including budget, but the simple fact is that some water purification systems have been shown to reduce the ill effects of skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis and you cannot put a price on that where your loved ones are concerned.

Furthermore Aquatec is the only pure water company which actually guarantees to remove existing limescale from home appliances – what other company can make such a bold claim? That is backed up by the independent warranty from iwa.biz. Contact Aquatec on 01179 109 988 for more information today and make one of the most important purchases you will even make in your life – after all water is considered to be the essence of life.

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Water Purification Systems to Become as Common as Mobile Phones

Posted on: November 10th, 2011 by admin 1 Comment

An article on the Huffington Post has highlighted the role that water purification systems have to play in a global water crisis.

One fifth of the world population of five billion people lack access to clean drinking water.

Children are the main victims of this shocking statistic with unclean drinking water being responsible for the deaths of over 7,000 children per day.

However, the increasing demand for clean water in an overpopulated world is pushing up the cost of water purification systems and bottled water. While the former can be costly, it is an effective way of guaranteeing water quality for large groups of people, while the latter is widely agreed to be overpriced and of a similar standard to what we get from the tap anyway.

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Pure water has become a top world concern

The unique selling point (USP) of proper water purification equipment is that it takes dangerous contaminants out of the drinking supply such as excess fluoride and arsenic. Therefore it helps reduce water-related illnesses.

The article supports the adoption of a water purification system – “It’s time for more creative and cost-effective solutions. Both well water and tap water often need to be purified before they’re safe to drink.”

A home water treatment solution can help eliminate errors at source – not only are water treatment plants costly and energy consuming, but water suppliers are also hugely inefficient. Their complex infrastructure suffers from a mass of leaks that lead to water wastage and water contamination. In fact the Huffington Post journalist Quincy Jones goes as far as to say that water filtration equipment in the home will become as ubiquitous as the mobile phone.

He goes on to state a success story in Mexico in the field of water filtration at the point of contact. The Mexican water supply in places is contaminated with deadly chemicals like arsenic and so this was an ideal test case. Those low cost water purification solutions are now reaping dividends for Mexican communities.

But there is much more work to be done – experts predict that the pure water crisis will be the defining struggle of the 21st century – what are you doing to prepare yourself in advance ?

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Small Businesses Can Now Switch Water Supplier

Posted on: November 8th, 2011 by admin No Comments

The news that small businesses will be given the option to switch water suppliers will have big ramifications for the drinking water industry.

Currently only large businesses that use huge amounts of water every year are allowed to switch, but the change in laws could open this possibility to another 24,000 businesses across the UK.

This week the UK Parliament heard proposals to bring down the threshold cut off point from 50 to five megalitres.

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More Small Businesses Can Now Switch Water Suppliers

Richard Benyon, the Environment Minister, said: “This change will allow a huge number of extra businesses to search out better water deals by switching supplier.”

The proposals have taken a couple of years to be implemented, having been made following the 2009 Cave Review into water markets. At the moment there is a monopoly on water supply in the UK
with businesses having to rely on their rates from the same companies that offer you and I water supply in our homes.

However businesses do have the benefits of lowering their water costs should they run the water supply efficiently, which effectively makes them water supply licensees.

Ofwat, the industry regulator, said that this had meant that although seven companies are registered as water supply licensees, just one of more than 2,000 eligible businesses has ever chosen to switch providers.

By the end of 2011 a White Paper will be released which details changes to the industry. Ofwat is hoping that the changes will make the industry more competitive and less open to monopolisation.

That in turn should be good news for small and medium sized business owners. The same changes were made in Scotland three year ago and are generally thought to have lowered prices and increased customer satisfaction, even though Business Stream is still the main service provider.

Currently in England the only businesses which can be said to be truly competitive are in the water waste disposal sector and the water purification systems industry.

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Water Purification Tablets Make The Perfect Xmas Gift

Posted on: November 4th, 2011 by admin No Comments

Christmas is a time of giving and so makes the ideal occasion to spare a thought for those who are less fortunate than ourselves.

That means that for much of the developing world, Christmas is more about necessity – what we need rather than what we want.

With this is mind the worldwide child charity UNICEF has announced the release of special Survival Gifts. This truly is the gift that keeps giving.

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Give a Child a Give of Water Purificiation Tablets

The gift categories are organised into six categories of main importance and for that reason water is listed among them. The others are emergency, food, play, health and emergency. The idea is to get important gifts which help children around the world to survive distributed, no matter how remotely they are located.

Although the gifts range in price from therapeutic milk at the bottom of the list to a Range Rover at the top of the list, one of the most important among them are water purification tablets.

Unclean drinking water is the biggest killer of children in the world. More than 900 million children worldwide lack access to pure water. However only $20 worth of water purification tablets can provide an entire family with three whole month’s of clean water, enough to last them through Christmas and into the New Year.

If you want to give your family the gift of pure water for Christmas, why not contact Aquatec Bristol before the holiday season? Our water purification systems can help to turn hard water into soft water and make your drinking water cleaner and healthier, as well as make sure that all your home appliances work better.

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Japanese Minister Challenged to Drink Nuclear Water

Posted on: November 2nd, 2011 by admin No Comments

There was a moment of high drama in a Japanese press conference when a government official was heckled to drink water from an area that had
been contaminated by the nuclear fallout.

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The Japanese parliamentary secretary was challenged to drink nuclear water

The country is still recovering from its biggest disaster since the atomic bomb was dropped in the Second World War. On March 11, 2011, a huge
earthquake triggered a massive tsunami which wreaked havoc on the Japanese coastline.

Thousands of people were killed and entire communities washed away by the gigantic wall of black water which swept over the sea boundaries. As if
that was not bad enough, the flooding then caused the main nuclear power plants along the coastline to malfunction. Japan has already suffered from high levels of radioactive fallout and this was like Hiroshima mark two.

Understandably tensions are running high in a country which has seen its prized economy dealt a double blow by this natural disaster and the
global economic crisis.

Therefore local journalists did not take kindly to the efforts of senior parliamentary secretary Yasuhiro Sonoda to prove that the ground
around the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant was yielding pure drinking water. They told him to put a glass of water where his mouth was and drink the water.

And sure enough he did so, despite the risk that this water could still be suffering from nuclear contamination. The government, on the other hand, argued that the water has been put through a water purification system and showed no traces of the dangerous chemicals.

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