Why Every Indian Needs a Water Purifier: Unveiling Crucial Facts

Why Every Indian Needs a Water Purifier: Unveiling Crucial Facts

When was the last time you drank water straight from the tap without hesitation? Chances are that you would have boiled or filtered the water instead of drinking tap water. The public water supply in India is so unreliable that people, prefer to shell out some extra money to purchase water purifiers, rather than risk their health. Moreover, rising instances of cholera, diarrhea, dysentery, hepatitis A, typhoid, and polio are often linked to water contamination and inadequate sanitation.1 Therefore, to safeguard their health and get clean and safe drinking water, many people opt for water purifiers that can effectively remove impurities.

This blog seeks to raise awareness of the urgent problem of water contamination while highlighting the vital role that water purifiers play in protecting every person’s health.

Water Contamination in India

Water contamination is a severe problem in India that affects both rural and urban regions. Physical contaminants like dirt and dust particles caused by soil erosion and sedimentation can cause nausea or irritation in the intestines. Chemical contaminants like metals, pesticides, and toxins can cause kidney disease, abdominal pain, or skin discolouration. Biological contamination like viruses, bacteria, protozoa, and parasites can cause diarrhoea, viral fever, pneumonia, or cholera. New-age contaminants like heavy metals like mercury, admium, arsenic, chromium and lead, personal care products like cosmetics, shampoos and hair dyes, microplastics from the trash in water bodies, and contaminants like tea waste, soft drinks, and energy drinks can cause serious health hazards.

These contaminants can be found in water sources due to numerous factors, including industrial discharge, agricultural runoff, and inadequate sanitation.

1. Industrial Discharge

Many companies pollute water bodies by releasing partly or untreated effluents into bodies of water. Heavy metals (including lead, mercury, and chromium) and dangerous compounds can end up in the water due to industrial discharge contaminants, endangering the health of people who depend on these water sources.

2. Agricultural Runoff

Chemicals used in agriculture, such as pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers, may be carried into water bodies through runoff after rains. Drinking water from these sources may affect your health and well-being.

3. Inadequate Sanitation

Untreated human waste is directly dumped into water bodies when there are inadequate infrastructure and sanitation procedures, especially in rural regions. This can bring waterborne illnesses like cholera, typhoid, and diarrhea.

Millions of people worldwide are impacted by the variety of waterborne illnesses that can arise from drinking contaminated water. Skin conditions, respiratory issues, gastrointestinal disorders, and long-term effects are among the health effects that people face due to contaminated water.2 Changes can be brought about by teaching communities about safe water practices, encouraging good hygiene, and increasing public knowledge of the effects of contaminated water.

What is the Role of Water Purifiers?

The public water supply in India is contaminated with chemicals, heavy metals, bacteria, and viruses. A water purifier helps remove these contaminants and deliver pure and safe water.

They (water purifiers) have advanced purification technologies like Reverse Osmosis (RO), Ultraviolet (UV), and Ultra Filtration (UF) that remove disease-causing bacteria and viruses.

Here are some reasons that highlight the role of water purifiers in removing common water contaminants:

1. Provides Complete Filtration

As mentioned before, water purifiers come with advanced purification technologies that address a variety of pollutants, including those that may have an impact on taste and odour. Aquaguard Glory RO+UV+MTDS+Alkaline+SS Water Purifier, for instance, comes with a multi-stage purification that ensures clean and pure water always. The I-Filter removes fine suspended particles such as dust, dirt, mud, and sand from water. The Chemi-Block reduces excess chlorine and organic impurities in the water while absorbing bad taste and odour. The UV E-boiling technology disinfects the water, delivering you water that is pure and safe as boiled water. Ultra Filtration imparts crystal clarity to the water and frees it from viral and bacterial contamination. Active Copper Booster Technology infuses water with copper ions.

2. Elimination of TDS

RO water purifiers can remove TDS up to 2000 mg/l from water. They (RO water purifiers) pass water through a semi-permeable membrane that effectively eliminates dissolved solids, minerals, and salts, hence improving the quality of the water.3 By removing unwanted substances, water purifiers improve the taste and odour of drinking water.

3. Effective Against Microorganisms

The RO membrane's minuscule pores are sufficiently small to obstruct the passage of bacteria and viruses, guaranteeing drinking water that is safe to consume. Aquaguard Vector RO+UV+MTDS Water Purifier is a safe and durable option to go for when looking for a complete water purification solution. Its superior RO purification removes harmful bacteria and viruses from water. UV, on the other hand, disinfects the water, delivering water that is pure and safe as water boiled for 20+ minutes. Meanwhile, the Advanced Taste Adjuster adjusts the TDS level of the purified water as per your taste and preference.

4. Safety of Health

Purchasing a water purifier lowers the chance of contracting infections from contaminated water. Purifiers remove dangerous microorganisms, guaranteeing that there are no bacteria, viruses, or parasites in the water that you drink.

5. Chemical Contaminant Removal

Water purifiers are excellent at eliminating chemicals that can be harmful to health, like fluoride, lead, and arsenic. Aquaguard Marvel NXT UV+UF+SS Water Purifier, for instance, comes with the goodness of UV and UF. While, UV disinfects the water, delivering water that is safe and pure as boiled water, UF removes bacterial and viral contaminations from the water.

What are the Common Maintenance Tips?

Water purifiers require regular maintenance and service for proper functioning. Here are some common maintenance tips to keep your water purifier in the right condition.

1. Frequent Filter Replacement

Keeping RO, UV and other water purifier systems operating at peak efficiency requires regular filter replacement.

2. Periodic Cleaning

Regularly cleaning your water purifier reduces pollutant buildup and guarantees optimal system performance.

Monitoring TDS Levels

To keep an eye on the quality of your water, use the purifier's Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) feature. TDS meters assist consumers in determining how pure the water they are consuming is.

Summing Up

Every Indian must have access to clean drinking water for their health, and water purifiers are essential for tackling the problems caused by contaminated water. Aquaguard offers a wide variety of water purifiers that ensure every home in India receives safer and better-tasting water. The Aquaguard water purifiers are trustworthy and come with the sureness of providing clean drinking water with the added goodness of copper. The incorporation of water purifiers into our every day routines is imperative as we grapple with India's complicated water quality issues and ensure a healthier future.


1. World Health Organization. (n.d.). Drinking-water. WHO Fact Sheets. Retrieved from https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/drinking-water#:~:text=Water%20and%20health,individuals%20to%20preventable%20health%20risks./ Accessed on 23/02/2024

2. Palma, L., Marques, L. T., Bujan, J., & Rodrigues, L. M. (2015). Dietary water affects human skin hydration and biomechanics. Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology, 8, 413-421.https://doi.org/10.2147/CCID.S86822/ Accessed on 23/02/2024

3. Malaeb, L., & Ayoub, G. M. (2011). Reverse osmosis technology for water treatment: State of the art review. Desalination, 267(1), 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.desal.2010.09.001/ Accessed on 23/02/2024

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