“Water, water everywhere, and not a drop to drink”
That is a famous line from “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. The speaker, a sailor stranded at sea, bemoans the fact that he is surrounded by salt water, but has no drinking water.
According to scientists, that is something that could happen to the entire planet one day. In the US Midwest, wheat, which requires relatively little water, is being replaced with cash crops like corn, which require a lot of water. To make up the difference, farmers have been tapping into the water table and are depleting it at an alarming rate. If this continues, one day there will be no water table, and a drought, worse than that of the Great Depression, would be likely.
While almost three-quarters of the world’s surface is covered in water, only about 3% of it is drinkable. Of that, almost 80% is frozen; which leaves less than 1% for human consumption. Considering the world’s growing population, that is not a comforting thought.
The world’s need for drinking water is why Reverse Osmosis (OS) is so important
Reverse Osmosis is able to turn salt water into drinking water. In 1977, Cape Coral, Florida became the first municipality in the United States to use the Reverse Osmosis process on a large scale, with an initial operating capacity of 3 million gallons per day. By 1985, due to the rapid growth in population, Cape Coral had the largest low-pressure Reverse Osmosis plant in the world, capable of producing 15 million gallons per day. By the end of 2001, there were 15,200 desalination plants, either in use or in planning, worldwide.
The process that is used to convert millions of gallons of salt water into clean, safe drinking water is the same process used in our Crescent Hills Water system. If there ever was a world-wide water crisis, Revers Osmosis could be the thing that saves the planet. But you can have that process working for you now.
You can have an endless supply of clear, clean drinking water right out of your own faucet, whether it’s coming from a city water supply, a well… or the ocean! For additional information about Reverse Osmosis or to rent or purchase a system for your home or office, contact us today by calling 817-424-3947 or by using our online contact form.