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WHO standard for drinking water

Water is one of the key necessities of life. However, millions of people in our world do not have it. Learn more about the WHO standard for drinking water.

Water is an amazing substance. It seems like there is plenty of it on our plant, but when it comes to drinking pure water, the facts sound rather disturbing. In reality high quality water is rare and it is the most precious resource we have. Before we talk of water quality and WHO standard for drinking water, let’s get some fascinating facts on it.
WHO standard for drinking water

Water facts and stats

  • 366 000 000 000 000 000 gallons of water standard for drinking water
  • Safe drinking water act 1974 was signed by president of US Gerald Ford
  • Only less than 1 percent of it is potable
  • The icebergs of Kilimanjaro decreased by 85 percent over the last years
  • More people on our planet have cell phones, than access to pure drinking water
  • 1/7 of population has no access to safe and clean drinking water
  • In sub-Saharan region a person consumes only 5 gallons of water a day (compared to 150 per day in US)
  • Only 0.03 percent of fresh drinking water is found on the Earth surface drinking water
  • Over 60 percent of all the fresh water is stored in glaciers
  • Water is the ultimate dissolvent
  • To make just one slice of bread we have to use up to 10 gallons of water
  • UN has acknowledged one of the human rights to use up to 100 liters of water per day

WHO standard for drinking water

The World Health Organization has set its detailed standards for the well water and other sources of drinking water. It has released its recommendations, which indicate the amount of minerals, microorganisms and other substances allowed in healthy drinking water.

 waterNigerian standard for drinking water quality complies with the WHO one. Over the years Nigeria has been notified about the problem in this area and it has taken steps to improve the situation. In Africa many deaths among its population are caused by water born infections. Many a time people drink water from rivers. It might be infested with bacteria or parasites causing thousands of deaths around the continent.

Presently many organizations and missions undertake efforts to improve the situation. They dig new wells for the local inhabitants. In 2015 Coca-Cola has launched a project called RAIN. They aim at supplying clean drinking water to over 2 million people on the continent. They build water stations, where it gets cleaned and is made fit to be consumed by humans.

 WHO standard for waterWater pollution around the globe becomes a serious problem. Effects of such affect people by making them infected with a wide range of diseases. Plus, they get poisoned by various chemicals found in the open water sources. In Africa such rivers or even wells are in many cases located right next to lavatories or sources of biological and chemical pollution of water.

Due to the efforts of the global community the situation slightly changes for better. Still, issuing a WHO standard for drinking water or any other standards won’t complete the task. This problem requires both global and local attention and initiatives to be solved. Even local communities may take part in the process and provide vital help.

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So support the author's opinion that drinking water plays an important role in human life. Drinking water should wake of high quality. Poor quality water from the human body can not function properly. I am shocked by the statistics that a small percentage of drinking water have. A lot of people get diseases from poor quality water and many cases of deaths. Africa is one of the countries which do not have enough drinking water and people are forced to drink water from contaminated rivers. A sheet such horrible statistics. We must immediately take some decisions that countries had the opportunity to receive quality drinking water. Even outside of the 21st century, there are many treatment plants to help you clean water.

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Answered 1 year ago.

Problem with water is very crucial. Of course people needs drink clean water. There is one easiest way, which completely determines presence of water-soluble salts and impurities. Apply drop of water on surface of clear glass or mirrors. If on surface after drying droplets remain perfectly clean, congratulations - you drink high-quality and healthy water. In case where in place water stains remain, such water can not be called clean. Also check water by boiling. After 10 minutes of boiling should be checked for presence of wall plaque.

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Student
Answered 1 year ago.

In 2050 predict a lack of H2O in the harmonious life of the earth. Even now, most countries need good quality water, and have someone generally there.

After all this she will become more expensive seafood dishes and a variety of foods. After all, we don't care about the environment, littering, waste discharge, does only destructive. But this is so bad. From each resident depends on the outcome of all humanity, and yet each of us is not testing then nothing will arise. It is time to nicenet use various items to improve water quality.

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Newbie
Answered 1 year ago.

I lived in Africa and I know that water there is not good. Some countries don't have enough drinking water. Water of the rain there is very dirty, too. It is true, that lot of deaths among African people are caused by infections inside their water. People drink water in rivers and lakes and can die. It is a really serious problem. And this problem can grow over the world. It is great, that some countries want to help African people and send them drinking water. Everyone has to think about it. People should save land resources.

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Newbie
Answered 1 year ago.

I will try answer to your question from economic point of view. In my opinion our current technological level might solve the problem of water shortage. For 2008 United States had spent nine hundred billion dollars on the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Suppose for a moment that these money had been invested in to development of water purifiers and then you will see that the real issue is in irrational using of water by the countries who has it. The problem of water deficit will exist permanent , till the moment then the developed countries will share their technologies.

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Newbie
Answered 1 year ago.

This problem started recently, about the experts' forecasts of drinking water soon there will not be, but it seems like we have learned to salt water to make drinking, but it's a little different that the smell and taste, and has so many nutrients, time would have to think about a normal relationship water and environmental srede.Ved if we do not find you this time, it may be worth thinking about our children and grandchildren as they will live or to invest in new developments more money that would have to find a better and better option than drinking water if salt .

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Newbie
Answered 1 year ago.

Just ten years ago we didn't use any filters for water, we didn't buy bottled water. it's our fault, that now nature water is polluted. On the other way I've got a friend, who drinks water from a lake. And he adds that filtered water is a water without any useful elements. So he is a middle aged man and he is still healthy and looks young. Anyway we hawen't got such serious problems with water as in Nigeria. And it doesn't meen we woun't. That's why we need to find the solwation to this problem together.

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Answered 1 year ago.
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