Why is purification so important?
Purification is essential to maintaining healthy drinking water. Without it, your dispensing area can be a breeding ground for bacteria, mold, and viruses.
Without the right purification process, you risk exposure to poor water quality and cross-contamination. According to the CDC, waterborne germs can cause serious health risks:
“Sometimes waterborne germs live together in a group, known as a biofilm. A biofilm is a group of microorganisms—often a mix of bacteria, fungi, and amebas—that live together and release a slimy, glue-like substance, which allows them to stick to surfaces.
Nontuberculous mycobacteria (lung, blood, or skin infection)
Legionella spp. (lung infection)
Pseudomonas aeruginosa (blood, lung, or skin infection)
Naegleria fowleri (brain infection)
Acanthamoeba spp. (brain and eye infection)”