What Is Bulk Water?
Bulk water is a name we want to standardize on this website to mean water that is unstructured and predominantly made of H2O molecules. The term bulk comes from the behavior of the H2O molecules because they tend to cling together forming clusters. And these clusters cost the body a lot of energy for them to be broken up before being absorbed at cellular level.
We have also categorized bulk water into 4 categories being Artesian water, Spring water, Rain Water and Prepared Water. Ideally Artesian water like well water, spring water and fresh rain water should be structured in their default state, unfortunately that is not so in most cases.
The moment the water gets contaminated underground and in the air by toxic substances it weakens in structure, more and more H3O2 molecules rearrange to H2O molecules. H2O molecules have affinity for toxic substances so the water becomes laden with toxins.
The second reason we decided to categorize Artesian, Spring and Rain waters as bulk water is that, the water needs to be treated to be brought to a safe drinkable state. It is the processes of purification used that would add to the bulkiness. Otherwise these water would be classified as structured water in their pristine state as nature intended.
This is water from underground and is normally well water. Well water can be considered good for drinking as is if in an area that is not polluted from underground. This water at times is much better when compared to treated water like tap water.
So since it would be contaminated there would be need to ‘clean’ it to bring it to a drinkable state. Depending on ‘cleaning’ processes used often times the water would loose its structure completely.
Some companies describe their processes as safe and maintaining the quality of water. Whether true or not one needs to do their due diligence. Artesian water can also be sold as bottled water.
Spring water is also more like well water except that it is collected flowing from above down the rocks or as a waterfall or from a stream. This water is also good to drink when not contaminated. However, it is very difficult to find spring water that is in its pure state and does not require any further intense purification to be safe to drink.
What applies to Artesian water above is the same thing that happens with spring water. Bottled spring water is available for purchase all around us.
Rain water as the above two is water in its natural state which if it were possible would be the best thing to drink as is. Unfortunately this is not possible due to toxic air in the atmosphere. However, if you want to see the strength of rain water watch how the ground can suddenly turn green only after a day of rainfall.
You will not get the same with tap water. This indicates that rain water carries life force energy that promotes and sustains life. To drink this water raw as it comes down may be calling for trouble because unlike plants we may not be able to sieve out the toxins it comes down with from the atmosphere.
Prepared water is any water that has gone an intense purification process before it is considered safe to drink. This includes tap water, filtered water, reverse osmosis water, distilled water, etc.
Almost all water that we are used to is prepared water. There are very few instances where well water, spring water and rain water do not need to be treated to be drinkable. By treated we do not mean simple filtration but rather intense purification that may involve different stages of filtration and at times even addition of chemicals to kill bacteria and other organisms.
Below are some types of prepared water.
Tap water is water that is supplied to homes and businesses through a system of pipes and pumps by a municipal water utility. The quality of tap water can vary depending on a number of factors, including the source of the water (e.g. surface water or groundwater), the treatment processes used to purify it, and the condition of the infrastructure that delivers it.
In general, tap water in the United States is considered safe to drink, but it may contain dissolved minerals (such as calcium and magnesium) that make it “hard.” Hard water is not harmful to drink, but it can leave mineral buildup on fixtures and appliances, and can make soap and detergents less effective.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets standards for the levels of various contaminants that are allowed in tap water. Water utilities are required to regularly test and report on the quality of their water, and to notify customers if any contaminants are found at levels that exceed the EPA’s standards.
Filtered water is water that has been passed through a filtration system to remove impurities and contaminants. There are many different types of water filters available, each with its own unique set of features and capabilities. Some common types of water filters include activated carbon filters, reverse osmosis filters, and UV filters.
Filtering water may be necessary for a number of reasons, including to improve the taste, odor, or appearance of the water, to remove harmful contaminants that may be present in the water supply, or to make the water safer to drink. For example, a water filter can remove chlorine, chloramines, lead, or fluoride from the water. Filtering water can also help to remove sediment, dirt, and other particles that can make water cloudy or discolored. Some people may also use water filters for personal health reasons such as removing bacteria, viruses, or parasites that can make people sick.
It’s important to note that not all filters are created equal and not all filters remove all contaminants. So, it’s essential to check the filter’s certifications and ratings to ensure it can remove the specific contaminants of concern. Additionally, it’s crucial to replace the filter regularly to maintain its efficiency.
Distilled water is water that has been purified through a process called distillation. During distillation, water is heated until it turns into steam, and the steam is then condensed and collected in a separate container. The impurities and contaminants that were present in the original water are left behind in the original container, and the resulting distilled water is pure and free of most impurities.
Distilled water is considered safe to drink, as the distillation process effectively removes most impurities and contaminants, including dissolved minerals, bacteria, and viruses. However, it can also remove beneficial minerals such as Calcium and Magnesium that are present in the water, which can be important for maintaining good health. Additionally, distilled water has a flat taste as it lacks dissolved minerals.
It’s important to note that distilled water is not recommended as a sole source of drinking water for an extended period, as it lacks the essential minerals that our body needs. It is mostly used in specialized applications such as in scientific experiments, in the automotive industry, and in the production of some medical and laboratory equipment.
Reverse Osmosis Water
Reverse osmosis (RO) is a water filtration process that uses a semi-permeable membrane to remove impurities and contaminants from water. This process can effectively remove a wide range of impurities, including dissolved minerals, bacteria, viruses, and other particles.
While reverse osmosis water can be safe to drink, there are a few reasons why it may not be ideal for certain uses:
Reverse osmosis water can be low in minerals. The process of reverse osmosis removes dissolved minerals, including calcium and magnesium, which are important for maintaining good health.
Reverse osmosis water can be more acidic. The removal of minerals can make the water more acidic, which can be harmful to some people.
Reverse osmosis water can be harmful to plants. Because it is low in minerals, it can be detrimental to the growth and health of plants. It can cause nutrient deficiencies, leading to stunted growth and yellowing leaves.
Reverse osmosis water can be harmful to pets and animals. It can cause mineral deficiencies in their diet, leading to a number of health issues.
It’s important to note that Reverse osmosis water is not recommended as a sole source of drinking water for an extended period, as it lacks the essential minerals. It’s best to consume it in moderation and supplement with mineral-rich water or foods. Additionally, it’s crucial to check the pH of the water after the process of reverse osmosis and adjust it to a neutral pH (7) if necessary before drinking.
Bottled water is water that is packaged in plastic or glass bottles and sold for human consumption. It is often marketed as a convenient and safe alternative to tap water.
While bottled water can be safe to drink, there are a few reasons why it is not an ideal option for improving water quality:
Environmental Impact: Plastic water bottles are a significant source of plastic pollution. According to a report by the World Wildlife Fund, about 8 million metric tons of plastic end up in our oceans each year, and plastic water bottles are a major contributor to this problem.
Cost: Bottled water is often more expensive than tap water, making it less accessible to some people, particularly those living in low-income areas.
Quality: The quality of bottled water can vary depending on the brand, location, and source. It’s not always clear where the water comes from, how it’s treated, or if it’s been tested for contaminants. In some cases, bottled water is just tap water that has been purified and re-packaged.
Safety: Plastic bottles can leach chemicals such as Bisphenol A (BPA) into the water, which can be harmful to human health. Additionally, plastic bottles that are exposed to heat or sunlight can release chemicals into the water.
In conclusion, while bottled water can be safe to drink in moderation, it is not an ideal option for improving water quality because of the harm it causes to the environment and the questions about its safety and quality. Additionally, access to clean and safe drinking water is a basic human right and is essential for good health. It’s important to support sustainable and environmentally friendly solutions that can provide clean and safe drinking water to all.