Pure drinking water in Summer: mix science with tradition!Come summer, and in most places, the temperatures go above 35 degrees C. Or even much more. Water availability becomes a big problem. However, with whatever little water we have, we would possibly pump up the water to a tank and then get it released through pipes and this includes the kitchen too. However, the almost twenty thousand rupees that we spend on an RO and UV filter, that can be fitted to one of the kitchen taps, is fine enough to give us the purest water.
What should we then do? Take this water to the earthen pot, which will enable us to keep the water so pure. This is the age-old method, but it works. Since the water is pure, we are assured of good cool water. The water that is stored in the refrigerator does have some problems. There are power cuts galore and when this happens, the water is not that cool either. Opinion is still divided as to whether it is safe to drink water that is stored in water cans in the refrigerator. Yet, most youngsters literally like only this.
I for one vote for the traditional method. The service mechanic comes along, changes the membrane every year at Rs. 5000, but the water filter gives me very pure water. No health issues at all. And then the pot takes over. What do members have to say about this? In my estimate, an expenditure of Rs.14 per day, on the yearly maintenance is peanuts. I get the purest water.