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Archive for January, 2012

Water Bills Rise in UK

Posted on: January 31st, 2012 by admin No Comments

Water bills are set to rise again in the UK, which is why customers will look for any assistance possible to stop them flushing money down the drain.

By April the average household water bill across the UK is set to be £376 which is a significant 5.7% rise.

Studies have shown that the presence of limescale increases water bills by 40% because dishwashers, washing machines and kettles have to work harder when they are clogged by scale.

Water Bills Increase

Don't let your money sink away

When you use the Aquatec Water Purification System we can guarantee that your kettle will descale within 12-16 weeks of installation and your other home appliances will also benefit.

Furthermore this also saves on the expense of calling out plumbers and engineers to fix compromised equipment, while at the same time extending the life of your most important products like boilers and central heating systems.

Another saving, both for your pocket and the environment, comes from the fact that fewer detergents are needed in soft water. Therefore you can spend less on your dishwashing tablets and washing machine powder.

Ofwat said that the price rises would help ensure a better quality of service: “We will make sure customers get value for money. Water companies are investing £22 billion by 2015 which will deliver benefits to us all – from continuing to improve reliability of supplies to cleaner rivers and beaches.”

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Procter & Gamble Starts Pure Water Facebook Campaign

Posted on: January 30th, 2012 by admin No Comments

The marketing giant Procter & Gamble had started up a social media campaign to promote water purification.

The P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program has been a massive success over the last seven years in giving developing countries access to purified water.

The Children’s Safe Drinking Water Purification Program works with partners in over 65 countries to help purify water and make it safe to drink and bathe in.

It is estimated that more than 20,000 lives have been saved by the sachets of powder that allows for instant water purification and the prevention of disease.

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P&G are bringing clean drinking water to children worldwide

The Chief Executive Officer of P&G, Bob McDonald, said: “This is one simple, but meaningful way for people across the globe to help us touch lives by sharing clean drinking water.”

To date Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program has worked with US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, NGOs, emergency relief partners and humanitarian organisations.

The aim for the future is to save one life every hour by 2020. The social media campaign will give one day of clean drinking water in a developing country for each Facebook ‘like’ that the project is given.

This is an extension of the rebranding project that has seen P&G create a dedicated website for the Program to keep interested parties up to date with latest news and developments.

The “1 Like = 1 Day of Clean Drinking Water” campaign will also let Facebook users share the stories of people whose lives have been improved by access to pure water through content including photos and videos.

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Brits build Water Purifier Plants in Iraq

Posted on: January 27th, 2012 by admin No Comments

Water purification is vitally important in the desert areas of the Middle East and is a cornerstone in the post war recovery of Iraq.

We have written in our news of the steps taken by Kuwait to provide purified water
as part of the drive to make their oil production environmentally sustainable.

Iraq Water Purification

12 British Companies are setting up water purification plants in Iraq

We have also covered in this blog the fact that water is being used as a weapon in the conflict between Israel and Palestine, as the Israelis are accused of sabotaging Palestinian water purification plants.

12 British water consultants companies have now agreed to build water purification plants in five Iraqi provinces, according to the Ministry of Municipalities and Public Works.

Ministry adviser Jassim Mohammed said that the UK companies will set up the purified water stations in Anbar, Basra, Dhiqar, Diyala and Najaf.

“The Ministry is working to expand the entry procedures of foreign companies when working on water filter service projects in the provinces of Iraq.”
Last year many Iraqis protested about the unavailability of pure water in their country, and having access to clean drinking water is listed as a human right by the World Health Organisation.

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Water Purification Systems Targeted in Middle Eastern Conflict

Posted on: January 18th, 2012 by admin No Comments

The French government has accused Israel of using water (or lack of it) as a weapon against Palestine.

Socialist Party MP Jean Glavany stated: “450,000 Israeli settlers on the West Bank use more water than the 2.3 million Palestinians that live there.”

As well as a prolonged and tragic conflict over land, these warring Middle Eastern states are now in a battle over water, which is a precious commodity in the desert.

It seems that the fight is now aimed at hitting the Palestinians where it hurts the most, if French reports of a systematic destruction of Palestinian water purification systems and wells are to be believed.

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Israel and Palestine are arguing over water

The Israeli newspaper Haaretz says that the French have accused them of blocking “Many water purification facilities planned by the Palestinian Water Ministry.”

The other side of the story is portrayed in a recently released report by Haim Gvirtzman: ‘The Israeli-Palestinian Water Conflict: An Israeli Perspective.’

In contrast Gvirtzman says that in fact Israel has actually doubled the supply of water to Israel over the last couple of decades and refutes any claims of attempts to impede the Palestinian water
purification facilities. Instead he blames Palestine for not managing their water treatment properly with laxity in every aspect including the sewage treatments.

Although the issue remains contentious there is in fact a Joint Water Commission which is supposed to oversee any water disputes between the two states. The will need to do something far reaching as the water supply along the Gaza strip is an extremely pressing concern.

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Europe Debt Crisis forces Politicians to choose Tap Water

Posted on: January 17th, 2012 by admin No Comments

Politicians have long been accused of prolificacy – the banquet hosted by G8 summit leaders in 2011 to discuss the global food crisis immediately springs to mind. The decision to have an 18 course meal was a bad choice in the context of what they were discussing!

But the European debt crisis may have forced world leaders to curb their worst excesses. At an official European Union meeting this month Denmark has taken the decision to serve tap water instead of bottled water.

While this may offend the sensitive palates of some government ministers, it seems only proper that they should be seen to be tightening their belts at a time when the rest of the world is suffering economic stagnation and job losses. Bottled water has one of the highest mark-ups of any consumer product on the shelves, while tap water is free and healthy. Meanwhile towards the end of last year European bureaucrats bizzarely ruled that bottled water does not prevent dehydration.

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Tap water has been chosen by European Union leaders

Studies have proved that there is little difference between tap and bottled water, and that tap water actually has to go through more stringent water purification tests in order to be deemed fit for public consumption.

And that is not even to mention the environmental benefits of using tap water.

Plastic water bottles take a lot of money and energy to make and are usually consigned to the scrap heap in the same time that it takes to do a supermarket shop. Therefore if you live in an area of hard water, and want purer, softer water for the sake of your family and home appliances, then a water purification system is a good investment.

For instance the Aquatec home water purification system has a dedicated ‘C’ media that removes 98% of all harmful organic compounds such as trichloroethylene, chlorine and inorganic compounds too.

Having this installed can save you money in the long run while making tap water even safer. That provides peace of mind and relief for those who suffer from unpleasant skin conditions like Eczema. Meanwhile soft water doesn’t cause the offensive limescale buildup that has consigned many a washing, machine, kettle and heather to the junkyard. Purifying your drinking water can save you on medical bills and the sudden need to replace your home appliances. And in these harsh economic times that is a benefit to us all.

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The Limescale Horror Hall of Fame

Posted on: January 9th, 2012 by admin No Comments

Limescale may not seem like the biggest problem you can have in life but it can prove fatal to a number of kitchen accessories – from easily replaceable items like kettles to much more expensive investments like washing machines.

Limescale destroys washing machine heater element

A Washing Machine Element Destroyed by Limescale

If your shower head gets clogged up with limescale that can also be a big problem.

A Shower head clogged with limescale

A shower head clogged with limescale

The same can be said of plumbers – calling one out can be one of the biggest shock expenses in life – so you don’t want to taps to end up looking like this.

Limescale ruins taps

Limescale ruins taps

Investing in a water purification system that turns hard water into soft water may seem like an expense but in truth it could save you money and hassle in the long run (as well as preserving your health by allowing you to drink untainted pure water.) We scoured the internet for some photos of the worst limescale abuses.

Limescale corrodes home appliances

Limescale has a devastating effect on home appliances

The last photo shows you the difference in water quality once the water has been filtered through a water purification system .

Soft water & hard water

Soft water (left) & hard water (right)

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