Corporate Companies are always under the pressure of serving the best food and water services to their fellow employees. With the growing cases of diseases caused by food contamination and impure water, these companies have become cautious with these issues.
Off late, water problems have cropped a hundred times in the city. Hence, it is imperative to supervise the internal water problems in the Corporate Company. Before battling with such problems, the facility manager has to know the possible areas where water can get contaminated and prove harmful.
One of the vital factors that every facility managers give a miss is the water supply sources and its assessment.
Water supply means the outlets through which the water is passed to households, to industries, and to the corporates. How the water reaches these places is managed by the water distribution systems. A water supply testing system consists of three basic components: the supply source, treatment of the water, and the distribution of water to the users. The objective of water testing system is to provide water to consumers with appropriate quality, quantity, and pressure.
Corporate Water Supply Testing involves the timely check of all the water supply units which shall make the water more acceptable by improving its quality for specific end use. It removes all the contaminants and undesirable components and reduces the concentration of the salts present in it.
The water in the distribution system can get degraded in the following ways:
1. Chemical and biological processes can occur in the water systems
2. The release of metals into the water lead to undesirable aesthetic and health effects because of corrosion of metal pipes in the system
3. The release of iron from unlined iron pipes can result in customer reports of ‘red water’ at the endpoint
4. The release of copper from copper pipes can result in customer reports of ‘blue water’ and a metallic taste
5. The release of lead can occur from the solder used to join copper pipe together or from the brass fixture
6. Break-down or design fault in the sanitation system or by chemical contaminants can cause water contamination
7. Cross-contamination of the different pipes can lead to adverse effects
8. Moist tap nozzles can lead to microbiological growth
9. Reactive water storage materials that contaminate the purified water supply
Also not with just water sources, bottled packaged water which is used largely in the Corporate areas can be dangerous. There are many manufacturers who sell water with poor packaging and without a BIS mark.
New research by Orb Media a non-profit journalism organisation based in Washington, D.C., shows that single bottled water can hold dozens or possibly even thousands of microscopic plastic particles.
The polypropylene used to make plastic bottle caps were the most common polymeric material (54%) found in the samples while nylon was the second most abundant (16%). After accounting for possible laboratory contamination, 93% of bottled water showed some presence of microplastics. This is twice as much as what was found in a previous study on tap water by the same team. The data indicated the contamination is at least partially coming from the packaging or bottling process.
Thus, its always best to use tap water if it’s of a superior quality otherwise bottled water is the last resort. But make sure the water you intake is of the supreme quality.
To be sure, it is important to have a good grasp on how to tell if water is potable.
Here are some checking measures which can help you:
1.Monitor and Test Drinking Water:
Test your water supply if it is something you have not done in a long time. This will
give you a clearer picture of the water quality and helps determine which
solutions might be necessary
2. Use Water Filtration Systems:
The use of a filter is perhaps one of the most effective ways to make sure your
water is safe enough. Consider investing in water filtration systems for good measure. These installations can eliminate even tiny amounts of contaminants. You can invest in filtered water coolers, for example, so you are sure that there are fewer impurities in your drinking water
3.Check with Your Water Supplier:
Lastly, you can also check with your state’s water sanitation and quality
regulations to verify how water supplies are filtered and sanitized. Understanding
how they clean the water before it arrives can help you make the appropriate
adjustments to your filtration system.
It is everyone’s right to have access to clean water. With these measures, you can
be extra sure your supply is clean and contaminant-free.
If you have any queries or want to know more about the water testing services, feel free connect with us on Equinox Lab.