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Demineralised Water - The Facts

Many people are concerned that demineralised water is harmful to their health. The basis of these concerns lies in the fact that demineralised water has very low levels of essential minerals and/or electrolytes, which are essential for a balanced and healthy body.

Minerals are essential for the basic functions of the human body to take place. They help to control bone growth, regulate fluids, normalize nerve and muscle functions, keep up metabolism, grow connective tissues, and so much more.

The main source of minerals is always from our food and diet, not from our drinking water. In order to receive enough minerals for our bodies from water, we would need to drink around 30 litres of water every day at WHO-recommended mineral levels, which is not very practical!

If we have a healthy and natural diet, all of the required minerals and electrolytes will be found in that diet, with or without demineralised water. This shows how little effect the minerals and electrolytes in water play in our health.

People who are fasting though, but still drinking water, should ensure that the water they are drinking contains the recommended levels of electrolytes.

Below is a list of the seven major electrolytes in our bodies, and where we can source them in foods:

 

Electrolyte

Food Source

Sodium

Table Salt

Chloride

Table Salt

Potassium

Meat, milk, fruits, and vegetables

Magnesium

Nuts, spices, leafy green vegetables, coffee and tea

Calcium

Dairy products, Sardines, Dark leafy greens like spinach, Soybeans

Phosphate

Seeds (sunflower, flax, sesame), Cheese, Fish

 

Atmospheric Water Generation – A Healthy Alternative to bottled water

Cirrus Water Management provides equipment that produces an unlimited supply of high-quality drinking water, where it is needed, that has an extremely low impact on the environment whilst being cost effective, as an alternative to any other source of water. The equipment achieves this by extracting water out of the atmosphere where there is always a supply of humidity.

To find out more, visit www.cwmsa.co.za or contact us at +27 11 064 4884

Water Utilities Holding Consumers to Ransom

Water Utilities Holding Consumers to Ransom

If you at home or at work are forced to use expensive alternatives to municipal water, then you are being held to ransom. Rand Water Board (RWB) in Gauteng is doing just that. Due to poor planning and an even poorer execution of its mandate, RWB is increasingly unable to deliver the quantity and more importantly the quality of water that the growing population in Gauteng requires to live on. As a result, bottled water sales have rocketed, and reduced many businesses’ and individuals’ discretionary spend.

Recent headlines include the following:

  • Water levels remain low: Rand Water
  • When spokesmen are afraid to speak, assume the worst
  • Is Rand Water safe?
  • Tsakane community grinds to halt after water shortage
  • Gauteng taps to remain dry for now

 

These are all indictments on Rand Water, and are set to remain.

Are you prepared to continue under such a situation, or do you want to unshackle yourself?

Atmospheric Water Generation – A Viable Alternative

Cirrus Water Management provides equipment that produces an unlimited supply of high-quality drinking water, where it is needed, that has an extremely low impact on the environment whilst being cost effective, as an alternative to any other source of drinking water. The equipment achieves this by extracting water out of the atmosphere where there is always a supply of humidity.

To find out more, visit www.cwmsa.co.za or contact us at +27 11 064 4884

Treating Borehole Water

Treating Borehole Water for Human Consumption

Boreholes may appear to be an economic alternative when considering access to potable water. However there are several factors to consider when assessing boreholes as an option.

Quality
Except in a few very rare cases, all borehole water contains high levels of total dissolved solids (TDS). This TDS is generally made up of gravel, micro-organisms and chemical contaminants, and needs to be treated before the water is fit for human consumption.

Negative Impacts of Bottled Water

Negative Impacts of Bottled Water

Bottled water is very convenient, and generally of a high quality. But what about the negative impacts of using bottled water on the environment, on one’s health, and on one’s back pocket?

Oil
In the USA, 17 million barrels of oil a year are used to produce plastic water bottles. That much oil could keep a million cars fuelled for an entire year!

Troubled Waters Ahead

"Enough water for now, but beware institutional troubles" says planning commission’s Muller

Many municipalities are failing to provide safe, reliable water supply to communities, while some have no plans to do so in the future either, says National Planning Commission commissioner Mike Muller. He says water infrastructure in South Africa is deteriorating, and that water quality challenges are growing. Water resource quality is also declining, such as at the Hartbeespoort dam.

Fresh Water in South Africa

Fresh water in South Africa

South Africa is a chronically water stressed country with huge economic development pressures and social upliftment challenges.