Murky water is what you’d expect in a river or lake, but you may end up with murky and cloudy water from your taps at home as well – especially if you live in MENA, Sub-Saharan Africa, or Southeast Asia. If not dealt with properly, this can cause many problems to your home and your health.
How can tap water be murky?
There are several causes for muddy water to run through our taps (and the entire nation’s water supply):
- Climate change is posing threats to natural springs and causing an increase of contaminants in water
- Increasing water scarcity due to overpopulation leads to dependence on less-than-desired quality water sources
- Increased urbanisation is causing entire regions to be water-stressed
- Improper maintenance of cities’ plumbing systems
- Rusting and degradation of home plumbing systems
Cloudy water is a result of high turbidity due to microscopic particles. These minuscule sediments are almost invisible to the naked eye but give water a brownish and murky look when consolidated.
To test the actual colour (or lack of) of your water, simply tie a white piece of cloth to the spout of your faucet and check it after 24 hours. Often, you will find that the fabric has discoloured and contains several tiny sediments and other solids.
How does cloudy water impact my home?
Cloudy water can pose many long-term health threats to you and your family, including the spread of water-borne diseases.
- Its effects on your kitchen appliances and bathroom fixtures: Discoloured sinks and bathroom fittings
- Stained bathroom tiles
- Clogged water filters
- Rusting kitchen sinks
- Yellowed crockery
Say goodbye to murky water through a simple yet effective solution – the HomePure Prefilter 1-mc
The HomePure Prefilter 1-mc is an extra filtration step for your taps, water filters, and any water outlet. Its compact size allows for easy installation with dishwashers, washing machines, and even hot tubs by simply connecting the HomePure Prefilter 1-mc inlet to the outlet. The prefilter is ideal for protecting your HomePure Nova 9-Stage Filter Cartridge and giving maximum usage of up to 5,000 liters.
Manufactured in South Korea with NSF-approved materials, to world-class quality using European technology and over 10 years of water insights from over 90 countries worldwide, this prefilter is able to remove suspended solids as small as 1 micron (that’s 1/1000th of a millimetre) from your water supply such as rust residue, mud, and sand.
Murky water has become part and parcel of urban life, and not in a good way. Clean water is crucial to wellness and vitality, so put your safety first and enjoy peace of mind that your family is consuming clean, safe, and nourishing Pi-Water every single day.