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This Holi, it’s time to find out if your drinking water is as polluted as the coloured water you just played in!

Mar 01, 2017

Holi will soon be upon us, and it will be time to play with colours and indulge in water fights. Holi is an Indian festival that is celebrated to welcome spring and invoke blessings of the Gods for a good harvest. In the midst of all this festivity, you should pause and think about how pure the water you drink is, or is it as polluted as the coloured water you just played in.


Safe drinking water is something that we all take for granted, but is your drinking water really free of chemicals and pollutants? You can know for sure by getting a water test done.




Why is the quality of drinking water so important? Drinking water is very important for your health but drinking polluted water will cause many diseases like cholera, dysentery, jaundice, diarrhoea and other diseases. According to WHO, one of the main causes for poor nutritional standards and development in children is water pollution. Read on to learn about the impurities present in water and how to ensure that your family is getting pure drinking water.


Contaminants or impurities present in water

If Holi is here, so is summer. You’re sure to consume more water as the sweltering heat sets in and festivities take on added tempo. Your drinking water may contain impurities like magnesium, calcium, fluoride, arsenic, lead, benzene-like chemicals, heavy metals and microbes. When you do a water quality test at home, you need to look out for the presence of heavy metals and contaminants since they have no immediate effect on your health. They can cause serious health issues like cancer in the long run.

If your drinking water contains any bacteria or virus, you’ll know soon enough since they cause stomach issues and will make you sick immediately. The most common disease-causing bacteria are E.coli and coliform.

How do you test the quality of your drinking water?

You can either buy a water test kit from any store or even buy it online. Usually, these kits contain strips that change colour when dipped in the water to indicate the presence of different contaminants—bacteria, lead, pesticides, nitrites/nitrates, chlorine, etc. You can get these kits easily and what’s more, they are relatively cheap too. Point to note: While you can get a general idea of what is in your water, do not rely only on water kits to determine the quality of your drinking water.


Are you wondering if your drinking water is polluted? If yes, you can contact one of the government labs or private water testing labs in your city for a detailed and accurate water quality report.You can get suggestions on how to treat your water and make it safe. It is quite an easy procedure, and remember, the quality of your drinking water determines the health of your family. Get your water tested today!

Invest in a water purifier

This Holi make sure you’re drinking, safe, clean and healthy water. That’s the best gift you can give your loved ones this season. With the increase in water pollution, buying a water purifier for your house is an absolute must. What is the purpose of a water purifier? It removes excess salts, microbes and suspended particles, and retains essential vitamins and minerals. Some purifiers use chemicals, while others use electrostatic charge to kill viruses.

You must think of investing in the Smart Touch RO Water Purifier from Livpure. It comes with touch technology and has an 8-stage purification system that cleans and disinfects water. What’s more? It kills odour-causing elements and gives you pure water that is clean and odourless. To learn more, check out the link below.


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