Why now’s the time to filter your facility’s water

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Water filtration using Billi water filters.

Tap water introduces a range of variables that can have a negative impact on the health and productivity of your building’s users. Isn’t it time for you to consider a filtration system?

If you ask people in your facility whether they’re happy drinking water directly from the tap, the majority will say yes. They might not know what chemicals and contaminants are present in the water or how local factors such as infrastructure or pollutant runoff can affect the overall quality, but they feel confident that whatever ends up in their glass is safe to drink.

That’s a problem. While the quality of drinking water in Australia is high by world standards, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be more vigilant when it comes to staying hydrated in the workplace. Not all chemicals found in drinking water are regulated by the states and standards and guidelines are constantly being updated to reflect our growing understanding of what can be considered safe levels.

Even then, there is little regulators can do to deal with such issues as potential lead poisoning as a result of old infrastructure and fixtures. While the World Health Organisation states that no level of lead exposure is safe, Australian guidelines allow brass fittings to contain lead content up to 4.5 percent. That’s 18 times the level allowed in developed countries such as Canada and the US.

There’s also the issue of smell and odour caused by additives such as chlorine. While these elements might not change the quality of water by themselves, they still pose a problem if they are keeping people from staying hydrated. Research has shown that fluid loss levels as low as 1.36 percent can impair mood, concentration and memory while increasing chances of headaches and fatigue.

Facility managers play a crucial role in ensuring the users of their buildings have access to the purest, highest quality drinking water available. The best way to achieve this is through the use of filtration systems. Easy to install and maintain, these systems remove a range of unwanted elements to deliver water that everyone will be excited to drink.

Not all filters are created equal, however. The conventional carbon filters found in traditional models are made up of granules and often held together with a resin. As a result, the surface area of the filter is limited, as is the quality of the filtration.

Billi’s premium filter range is different. Utilising Fibron X technology crafted by our partners at Best Water Technology (BWT), our multi-stage filtration system uses carbon fibre with minimal bonding agent in a graded density profile. This means the media has a superior contaminant reduction performance and capacity.

Fibron X technology features turbidity reduction to keep drinking water clear, lowers chemical taste and odour and our Fibron XC model even has the ability to remove parasitic cysts such as cryptosporidium and lead.

Such impressive performance is sure to keep building users happy and hydrated all day, every day.

To explore Billi’s full range of premium filtration systems, visit us online at www.billi.com.au

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