Studies have shown that unfiltered water may comprise microorganisms causing diarrhoea, vomiting and even death. Water filtration systems are required to clean the water and kill these microorganisms in order to provide people with safe drinking water.
Apart from the microorganisms that untreated water contains, it is also seen as a source of various minerals, including copper and magnesium. Even though some of these minerals do not necessarily pose a threat to one’s health or life, they may react and respond to different minerals, like lead and copper, which are harmful to the human body. A variety of treatments, such as disinfectant agents, chemicals and filtration systems, are employed to help decrease risk and illness by removing as much as possible of the minerals from the water.