Having safe, clean water to drink is something that we should all strive for in our homes. But what about when we aren’t home, There are measures that you can put into place that will continue this practice of safety even when you are away. The best method is to use portable water filtration.
These systems are useful in many different circumstances. In the event of a natural disaster the municipal water supply could become contaminated or completely cutoff from usage. In these instances, it will be necessary to have water available. These systems can be transported to any location- no matter how remote.
There are companies in place that are used strictly for the purpose of responding to emergency situations in order to provide clean, drinkable water. When they are not needed for catastrophes, they travel the world in order to improve the water quality of under-developed countries. They provide an invaluable service to areas that might not otherwise have clean water. Since contaminated water carries disease it is also a service to surrounding areas as it prevents the outbreak of disease.
One of the most common uses for these types of systems are for individuals who enjoy outdoor sports. They can be utilized in any numbers of facets, from hiking to camping. Even though an individual might be surrounded by a water source such as a lake or stream, the water is still not clean enough to be ingested in this way.
These sources of water contain microorganisms that can wreak havoc on the human body. An unsuspecting person who drinks freely of this unfiltered water can contract everything from internal parasites, diarrhea, vomiting, and a host of other unpleasant conditions. That doesn’t include all of the runoff from farmland, factories, acid rain, pesticides, etc., that could gather into your selected water source. No matter how clear the water may seem, you can never be too careful.
These units are compact enough that they can travel with your other belongings without taking up too much room or weighting the traveler down. They are designed to be easy to operate and have the ability to run on batteries, out of convenience.
There are even portable water filtration devices that are attached directly to a water bottle. Water can be poured into the bottle and the cap has a built-in filter that removes any particles or contamination as you drink.