Why Is Water Hygiene So Important? 29th April 2022

Why Is Water Hygiene So Important?

Having clean water reduces the risk of disease. It is used in countless industries – agricultural, industrial, medicine, to name a few.

With all of its uses, it’s no wonder water hygiene is so vital in today’s world.

Clean water is one of the most important things in life. Simple as that.

But why exactly is it so important? In this blog, we’re going to review water hygiene, the main uses of water, and why water hygiene is so important.

Uses of Water

Worldwide, the most common use for water is drinking. All life needs a water source to flourish and survive. Without it, processes stop and cellular functions begin to suffer. This is a direct use of water.

An indirect use of water would be using water in a process – for example, water use in producing steel or adding water to compounds in medicines.

A hefty amount of water worldwide is used in agriculture and industry. These are the most common uses of water worldwide:

  • Drinking
  • Household Needs – This may be any activity around the house such as cooking, cleaning, gardening, bathing.
  • Industry
  • Agriculture
  • Thermoelectricity – Processes that produce thermal and electrical energy typically require water.

Industrial Water

In manufacturing and other industry sectors, water is used in the production or working process of machinery. In our case, we not only store water in Cold Water Tanks, but water is used in cooling towers.

By spraying water down through the tower chamber to exchange external heat to internal heat, cooling towers aim to remove heat from buildings.

As they contain large amounts of water, and the water is reused in the cycle, they need to be well-maintained and disinfected. Otherwise, it could be a potential breeding ground for Legionella bacterium. Legionella, which leads to Legionnaires’ Disease, is still one of the top causes of outbreaks linked to water that isn’t intended for drinking.

Importance of Water to your Health

Everyone knows that they should be consuming a set amount of water at least every day. We all know it keeps us healthy and functioning, but to what extent?

Here’s 3 reasons why water is most essential to us:

1.     Hydration

The recommended set amount is 8 glasses of water. It varies for everyone depending on circumstance, medical condition, and activity level. But drinking water keeps us hydrated.

Being dehydrated can cause a lot of problems to people. It can lead to a drop in energy and motivation as well as more serious issues like infections and organ failures.

2.     Detoxification

Drinking more water improves body system functions – lubricating joints, regulating body temperature, nutrient absorption.

More water also helps your body to detoxify by pushing out waste products from the bloodstream. This is because water transports the waste products, like urea and carbon dioxide, and removes them through breathing, sweating, or urination.

3.     Boosts Energy

As mentioned, water aids in many bodily processes such as nutrient absorption and aiding digestion.

Water helps transport important nutrients to our cells, especially muscular cells, improving our energy and reducing muscle fatigue.

Importance of Water Hygiene

Millions of people die every year by diseases that are caused by inadequate, unsafe water and hygiene.

Poor hygiene means that individuals get sick and miss important scheduled events like attending school or work. They might suffer side effects from both unsafe water and the disease it brings.

The bacterial infection Trachoma generally comes from contaminated water. It is one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide. WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) related diseases may also be Cholera, Typhoid, and Legionnaires’ Disease, for example.

The bottom line is that clean water is healthy and safe to drink. It helps to enhance the natural detoxification system of our body and improve health by keeping hydrated.

Get In Touch: Cold Water Storage

With 30 years of knowledge and experience in the water hygiene and Legionella industry, we at Cold Water Storage can guarantee expertise.

We provide meticulous Legionella risk assessments as well as water treatment services to make sure that you’re complying with water hygiene regulations.

Need any installations, repairs, relines or replacements on your cold water storage tanks? We’ve got you covered.

Get in touch with our team today. You can call us at 01943 872 311 or email info@coldwaterstorage.co.uk. We’ll respond as soon as possible!