Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Poor Quality Water Supply

Lately we found out that the water supply in our city is not clean anymore. I have been told that the water pipes, pumps and filters in Malaysia are very old and haven’t been changed for many years. Therefore, pipes are now corroded, pumps and filters are all dirty.

Much more, Chlorine is the most commonly used disinfectant in water supply systems because it kills harmful bacteria. But some how it can damage body organs and processes if it is consumed along with water over the long term. Chlorine is also absorbed into the body through pores in the skin when we take a shower or bath. Heated bath or shower water produces chlorine vapors that can aggravate asthma and cause respiratory problems. In fact a shower water filter will get rid of all these problems.

Gosh, we need water filters! If money was not an issue, I will definitely install a whole house water filter.

Perhaps I can search around to get the information on how to make a water filter, even a simplest one will do, and at least it will take out almost all of the contaminants.



the little prince said...

Totally agree with you!!

Selangor is the worst I would say. Penang is slightly better.

My in-law install double filter at the pipe (in-flow), in-house we have Amway water filter. If not I can't imagine my baby drink 'the water with chlorine'.....