To this day, one of the most telling ways to identify a developed country is by looking at the state of their water. For the most part, the US enjoys a clean and ample supply that is delivered straight to the people’s homes.
However, the state of the world’s climate is changing which has an effect on the natural as well as the processed water delivered by municipality. A lot depends on the potability and usability of the latter as it is also known as tap water and used for everyday living.
The state of the people’s health depends on how well the water treatment plants carry out the collection, storage, and distribution as well. With such a high stake, it is important for the layperson to know what the considerations are for the water used in and around their households and jobs contain.
The Characteristics of Water
One of the two primary main considerations is water turbidity. It is measure of transparency of the water and is said to relate to the microorganisms found in it. Also an indication of the quality and effectiveness of the water treatment, the idea is the more opaque the water, the more disease causing microorganisms are contained within.
Water corrosivity is the second consideration which is determined by the alkalinity and pH of tap water.
Alkalinity is the capacity of the water to resist pH changes. This may happen when water is boiled or cooled. The more alkaline the tap water, the more acidic it is.