How Is Water Made Safe for Drinking


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Nothing beats a refreshing glass of water to quench your thirst on a hot summer day. But have you ever wondered how your go-to beverage becomes safe from drinking? In general, water goes through a series of processes for it to become potable. In the case of Beloka Water, there are seven steps towards achieving the refreshing state of their bottle beverage.

The first step is extracting mineral water from 75 metres below the ground at our site.

Second step, the water will be filled into a tank to prepare for carbon filtration.

For the third step, water then goes through carbon filtration. This process involves the use of a bed of activated carbon to remove contaminants and impurities, using chemical adsorption.

Fourth, the water is then fed through woven filters that are only one micron in size. This prepares the water for the next step which is UV filtration. This is a disinfection method that uses short-wavelength ultraviolet (UV-C) light to kill or inactivate microorganisms by destroying nucleic acids and disrupting their DNA, leaving them unable to perform vital cellular functions.

During the fifth step, water goes through another set of carbon filters.

The sixth step is another pass at a woven filter that is 0.5 micron in size.

The final step is bottling, capping, and boxing the water so it can be made available at stores.