The Keys to Ensuring Safe Drinking Water

1 in 3 people do not have access to safe drinking water in 2019. Safe and available drinking water is an essential foundation for health, whether it is used for drinking or food and beverage production. An important component of ensuring safe drinking water is water testing and treatment technology.

Water Safety Around the World

Safe drinking water is a fundamental need for humans around the world. Access to safe drinking water has a large global impact on reducing preventable illness and death.

Contaminated drinking water can transmit multiple diseases, from diarrhea to cholera and typhoid. 9.1% of global diseases could be prevented by safe water, sanitation and hygiene.

Water Testing: The Importance

Testing the safety and quality of water [Link to] is the first step towards ensuring water is safe to drink. There are many options that help improve the water testing efforts of scientists and laboratory workers around the world, including:

Water Testing: What to Test and Treat

According to the EPA, the following are general categories of drinking water contaminants that should be investigated and treated for safety:

  • Physical (like organic material)
  • Chemical (like pesticides)
  • Biological (like bacteria)
  • Radiological (like uranium)

Water Treatment for Ensuring Safe Water

To remove contaminants and make water fit for human consumption, water must be treated with a scientifically tested and mandated process and delivered safely.

See the process in the latest infographic by Weber Scientific below:

Water and Wastewater Testing Infographic

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