In Australia, we are lucky to enjoy a relatively high quality of drinking water, which come from a variety of locations: from dams, water filtration plants, catchments that drain rainwater from the surrounding land, and in recent times, from desalination plants which essentially turns seawater into drinking water. All water needs to meet the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines to make sure it is safe for everyone to drink. But sometimes events can change the purity of our water or even the way it tastes.
What has changed?
The recent cycle of drought, bushfires and wild storms have had an impact on the quality of the water we access through our taps. And with increased levels of ash and contaminants making its way into our drinking water, a higher amount of chlorine and other chemicals are used to disinfect the water, which could change the way it tastes.
During these times, many households turn to buying bottled water. But with one million plastic bottles bought every minute around the world, most of which are not recycled, we need to find alternative solutions.
The BRITA solution
Easy filtration systems such as BRITA water filter jugs and bottles are one answer. These are easy to use as you simply fill them up from your tap and a replaceable cartridge in the jug or container filters your tap water.
But what if you could filter the water that comes directly out of your tap?