There are 17 different types of water conditions in India. Did you know that different homes can have a different water type? Your water type depends greatly on where your water is coming from – your water source. Knowing which source serves your home is information most of us don’t consider important. But how else do you ensure the water you’re drinking is safe and healthy? After all, your water source is what helps identify the right purification technology to suit your home.
The Two Most Common Water Sources
Water pumped up from borewells is known to have high levels of Total Dissolved Solids (TDS). The presence of excessive salts, minerals and metals make the water in your home ’hard’. The easiest way to tell if you’re drinking hard water is if your water has characteristic salty, khara taste. The higher your TDS levels, the harder your water – the stronger the taste.
Municipal water, usually sourced from lakes and rivers on the other hand, is much softer and hence sweeter tasting than borewell water. Purifying from this water source involves eliminating the viruses, disease causing bacteria and other physical contaminants like dust, mud, rust and chemicals. Minerals such as calcium and magnesium are naturally present in water and are essential to maintain a healthy body. One also has to ensure that necessary minerals such as these aren’t lost during the purification process.
If you’re unsure about whether you’re drinking borewell water, municipality water or a mixture of both, request a free home demo. The Eureka Forbes water experts conduct a thorough check on the water to determine its TDS levels before prescribing the apt purification technology.
Disclaimer: Some of the terms are procedures have been simplified for ease of explanation. For any detailed technical information or queries, do contact our expert on 02239432838.