Water scarcity has become an ever-growing issue for humanity. Water covers approximately 70% of our planet, but only 3% of the worlds water is fresh water. Of that 3%, two-thirds of that water is tucked away in frozen glaciers.
As such, there over a billion people who lack access to clean water. Couple that with inadequate sanitation and you have a recipe for disaster! This exposes people to diseases like cholera, typhoid fever, and other water-borne illnesses.
Many of our water systems have become stressed due to agriculture and other man-made issues. Rivers and lakes are drying up or becoming too polluted to use, half of the world’s wetland has disappeared, and at the current rate, this situation will only get worse.
What is Causing This Water Scarcity?
There are several catalysts for these issues. They are as follows:
Pesticides, fertilizers, untreated wastewater and industrial waste are the culprits for our rising water pollution.
Agriculture uses 70% of the world’s accessible freshwater. What’s worse is that it is a wasteful use of fresh water. Leaky irrigation systems, inefficient application methods and planting crops that are too thirsty for the environment that they are grown has been drying out lakes, rivers and aquifers.
In the past 50 years, the human population has more than doubled. This has transformed water ecosystems worldwide. These new faces obviously consume water to survive and require more agricultural support to sustain them!
If you notice, all of these are man-made. As humans continue to pump more carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, patterns of weather and water have and will continue to change around the world.
Water scarcity will be exacerbated as the human race grows and adds pressure on neighboring resources. Bio-energy demands and climate change are also expected to amplify the already complex relationship between world development and water demand.
How Safe is Your Tap Water?
Drinkable fresh water is becoming a scarce resource, and it needs to be treated as such! Individual countries and regions need to address these problems quickly and the Ozarks is no exception.
Due to runoff, agriculture and our growing population in and around Springfield, we are seeing that even our tap water has contaminants and pollutants in it. In fact, at the time of this article, there are 26 total contaminants in Springfield, Missouri’s tap water of which 14 exceed EWG guidelines!
One of the things we recommend is to get your water tested. Whether you use tap water or well water, it’s never too late to have a specialist come out and help you discover what’s going on with your water system.
If you are interested in receiving a hassle-free quote on a whole-home water purification system or would like to have your water tested (for a small fee) give us a call today! Springfield are (417) 881-4000 and Lake of the Ozarks area/Central Missouri (573) 692-4009.
About Aquasani Water Purification Systems & Filter Maintenance
Aquasani is an authorized dealer for Rainsoft, WaterLogic, & JavaSmart. Based in Springfield, Mo., and at Lake of the Ozarks / Osage Beach in Missouri, Aquasani services areas in the Ozarks including Osage Beach, Joplin, Camdenton, Aurora and even Jefferson City. In essence, we service Mid-Missouri, Southwest Missouri, and Northwest Arkansas, and have been servicing these areas since 2004. We provide home water softener systems, drinking water filtration systems, whole-house air purification systems, and problem-solving water filtration systems for homes and offices. We also service other water softeners like Culligan, Sterling, Hydroquad, Pro-Series, and Whirlpool to name a few!
Aside from our purification systems, we also sell all-natural cleaning products and household items which are environmentally friendly and low-cost.
We specialize in both air and water filtration and purification for commercial businesses and residential homes. If that isn’t enough, we provide free trials for our water cooler services. If you would like a free estimate, schedule an appointment with us by calling (417) 881-4000 or (573) 692-4009 if you are in the Lake of the Ozarks area.
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