1. Removing parasites is the real problem with
possible contaminants for making water "kosher."
The biggest problem seems to be "copepods" which can be disease carrying parasites and they are visible to the eye.
generally 30 to 50 microns in size and can be cleansed by a
filter that removes any objects of that size. Unfortunately,
there are other parasites that are below that size, which are
not visible to the naked eye, but are much more dangerous to our
health. Two of those parasites are Giardia and Cryptosporidium ("Crypto"). Crypto is present in over 88% of the source waters in the U.S. It causes a flu-like symptom and
while it passes through most healthy people without harm it attacks a weak immune system. If you have an impaired immune system; if you are sick; often the aged and the young can be susceptible to illness from crypto. Cryptosporidium can cause death.
To remove Giardia and Cryptosporidium you must filter to one (1) micron.
At one micron you remove those parasitic cysts,
Unfortunately, most municipal systems
don't remove the parasites, and probably can't. If they filtered
down to one micron their systems would slow to a crawl and not
provide the water we consume. In fact, the recent Safe Drinking
Water Act removed the requirement for eliminating Cryptosporidium because it would cause almost all of the
municipal systems to fail the Act. Any system that does not
filter to 1-Micron leaves the consumer in danger. Global's
system will filter to 1-Micron.
To reduce or eliminate hazardous chemicals below US-EPA or International-EPA standards.
Global Water Group uses a proprietary formula
of multi-media that grab and hold those elements. Most
municipal systems use various sand filtration and
flocculation methods. Most water filtering systems use
activated carbon; some use another media in combination.
Carbon only goes so far in reducing hazards. Carbon is great
for removing chlorine, bad taste and odor... and that is what
sells most consumers.
No one has the formulation that Global
created over fifteen years ago that far exceeds those EPA
kill bacteria and viruses
systems use chlorine.
Chlorine kills most bacteria and
viruses when dosed heavy enough and it puts most in a
holding state if it doesn't kill them. Quite often you can
smell and taste the over-chlorination by municipal systems
to accomplish this, making water sometimes undrinkable.
Unfortunately, the World Health Organization for years has
been telling the world to STOP using chlorine. While
chlorine has benefits for killing viruses and bacteria, in
water that is not really cleaned, chlorine creates
carcinogens. For municipal system we don't need to kill
bacteria and viruses, we actually now want to remove the
chlorine before we drink the water. Step two above, the
removal of hazardous chemicals, will do just that.