People often take water for granted, even though it is one of the worlds most precious resources and a basic human right. Without access to high-quality clean, potable water people perish. On an annual average almost 3.4 million people die as a result of contracting waterborne diseases. People who cannot easily access safe drinking water should consider investing in a water storage system which is complemented by a compact and effective treatment system. On a global scale in excess of 780 million people lack access to clean drinking water.
It's interesting to note that an effective water containment system can also be used in domestic and commercial applications; including sanitation and agrarian agricultural projects. In the third world it is estimated that women spend approximately 200 million hours facilitating these tasks which could easily be accomplished with the implementation of basic water storage infrastructure. Another alarming figure provided by water.org is that the number of people who have access to a cellular telephone far outstrips the number of people who have access to a flushing toilet.
In the locations where a clean drinkable water is freely available, water storage facilities are still vitally important, as they have they act as a redundancy solution which can be employed in an emergency situation; including fire outbreaks, earthquakes, and unexpected droughts.
Research states that there are about 160,0000 operational potable water supply systems that service the majority of South Africans. This may sound like a good thing but, sometimes through improper water treatment of the water and is not pumped through a disinfectant system and thus there are a lot of health risks involved when drinking. Even pollution is a concern. It is a good idea to invest in a drinkable water source. At least then you don't have to worry about you and your family.In the market today there are various types of water storage tanks available. So that each individual person's needs can be satisfied.
You need to decide what you need in a portable water system, the quantity of water, time required to be in storage and what the water will be used for. Another thing to consider is the positioning of the stored water. Elevating the supply tank is an effective way to ensure continuous water pressure by taking advantage of siphon principles.
Be sure you are safe and have water storage tanks, just in case.
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