Low-cost Home Based Water Purification Systems in the UAE

December 4, 2018

How home based water purification systems are helping UAE residents save money.

If you live in the United Arab Emirates, you probably have a greater-than-normal need for fresh tap water for drinking, food preparation, cooking, and bathing. Extreme temperatures and a dry climate necessitates for a typical UAE resident to consume 10 times as much water as the average global citizen. With a population of 9.5 million residents, and growing, there are multiple water treatment companies in the UAE that process hundred million gallons of water daily. However, with the rapid increase in growth and population, there have been, and will continue to be “hiccups” that plague the UAE and Dubai drinking water supply as new plants come online and current systems are refined. Even with perfectly maintained equipment, most local tap water has high tolerances for impurities, cleaning agents such as chlorine, and traces of raw materials that can be harmful to health. Here will outline the benefits of investing in a home based water purification system.

Bottled Water

Until now, many residents chose to solve these problems with boxed or bottled water. Both of these solutions are incredibly costly, wasteful of resources, not environmentally friendly, and are not sustainable in the long run. Bottled water costs nine to 10 times as much as a home water purification system. Reverse osmosis purification systems such as So-Safe drinking, washing, and whole house water purifiers can supply your entire home with safe, pure, and great tasting water all year round, with none of the hassle and cost associated with boxed or bottled water. This really is only the start of using a home based water purification system.

Did you know that 9 out of 10 units of bottled water are simply purified tap water drawn from local water supplies? Contrary to popular belief, these bottles of water are not sourced from a spring or an aquifer. In addition, unlike the glasses you use to drink tap water, many plastic bottles are made using a compound known as Bisphenol-A (BPA), which has been shown to leach into water and other liquids and result in susceptibility to diabetes, pancreatic failure, and cancer in laboratory research.

And of course, when the bottles are empty, they’re not supposed to be reused, according to most manufacturers, resulting in a tremendous amount of waste. In fact, up to 6,000 bottles are put into landfill per minute in the UAE, giving rise to a growing environmental problem as the plastic takes between 700 to 1,000 years to bio-degrade and will eventually pollute the land, water, and sea — wherever they’re disposed of. Not only are the bottles a waste issue at the end of their cycle; in the beginning when they’re manufactured, a huge expenditure of materials (including the million barrels of oil that go into making the plastic) occurs, and up to 150 million kilograms of carbon dioxide is output into the environment annually in the UAE alone. That’s the equivalent to the amount of energy used to power 6,000 cars for a year!

If you add in the resources consumed in the transportation and handling processes for this water, the waste is even greater. Even if you wanted to recycle bottles or boxes of water, storage space, transportation, and possible injury when lifting or moving them can be an issue.

In the long run, the cost of a home water purification system is much less than a supply of bottled or boxed water when you consider the amount you typically consume in a year’s time.  And if you have a family, the savings are multiplied. Not to mention that a home purification system lasts for years, whereas bottles and boxes are designed to be used just once.

To investigate the benefits of a home purification system, contact So-Safe today and receive a free test of your home’s water supply.

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