Water is the elixir of life - and of particular importance to us: the human body consists of about 70 percent water. It supports vital functions of our organism such as metabolism, digestion, cardiovascular and warmth. Regular drinking is therefore essential for health, well-being and performance. The high quality of drinking water is correspondingly important. It must be drinkable and usable at all times without hesitation.
In the worst case, these bacteria lead to acute health hazards, which can lead to further consequences for operators of large properties:
- Negative reporting
- Loss of earnings
- Closure of buildings
- Cost-intensive refurbishment
- Criminal penalties
A dramatic historical example is the cholera epidemic in Hamburg in 1892, this clearly shows how important clean drinking water is to the health of the population. At that time the drinking water for the Hanseatic city was removed from the Elbe without filtering. The low water level of the river caused contamination of the central water supply with faeces and cholera vibrios. The subsequent epidemic resulted in 8,605 death victims, nearly 17,000 people fell ill.