The Importance of Water

We all know how important water and staying hydrated is for our health and wellbeing. Even a 1-2% decrease in hydration can affect concentration. But do we realise how important it is that the water we drink is safe and clean? Luckily, we have laws and legislation in place to protect public health from poor water quality. The issues and diseases that can affect us from poor water quality are still a MAJOR issue worldwide and many people die needlessly. Those of us who are water suppliers have both a moral and legal responsibility to ensure that our product does not have a negative effect on the health of our consumers.

What Laws are in place to protect Drinking Water?

EVERYONE deserves access to safe clean drinking water. There are several pieces of legislation which cover this:

Who Needs to Comply?

There is a pretty good chance that you do! The legislation pretty much covers all water intended for use as drinking water in any building.

For schools on their own drinking water supply, the Ministry of Education has some advice and help here: Drinking water: Self-supplying schools

Water is generally not considered safe without some form of treatment.

Even if a water test comes back clear, that is only a snapshot in time. Unless you have preventative treatment, contamination could get in at any time and cause illness.

We have insurance on our cars and homes, yet so many of us do not have any protection on our water, which is quite literally the second most important thing in your life!

If you are not sure about what you need to do, or which piece of legislation you should be complying with, we can help.

What Can I Do?

Self-care and care for others are ever more important, with trends in organic foods, mindfulness techniques, and much more. Join the self-care revolution by taking care of what matters most – treat your drinking water.

If you are out and about – if you don’t know what is in it, don’t drink it! Ask your cafes, restaurants, and accommodation places what they are doing to protect you from potential contamination in drinking water