We are using the water every day. However, environmental water contamination is the leading worldwide cause of death and disease. WHO reported that globally, at least 2 billion people are consuming contaminated water.
Contaminated water can transmit diseases such diarrhoea, cholera, dysentery, typhoid, and polio. Contaminated drinking water is estimated to cause 485 000 diarrhoeal deaths each year.
Is Malaysia water safe?
Malaysia’s water had been treated before distributing for common use. But, it is not that safe for daily usage. According to a news reported by The Star, Malaysia water quality ranked at 95 with the score of 59.8% among the other country around the world.
Why is Malaysia tap water are not safe for direct consume and use?
According to SPAN, Malaysia water is safe to consume directly. But, the may be contaminated due to several reason:
– The existence of Chlorine which is used by the government to treat the water
– Old or rusted piping may pollute the water during the transportation for public usage
– Stagnant water in the tangkis which we almost neglecting it
Due to these reason, the water may content harmful substances such as Chlorine, rust, sediments, lead, copper, and etc. It may cause health problems if we consume for long term.
How should I solve the problems?
It is never too late to invest on filtration and protect your family health from contaminated water and diseases. It is advisable to filter the water to ensure the water quality before usage, whether you are living in condo or landed house.