Water is life.
Water is vital to our existence. However, the truth is we do not have safe water anymore. We can easily get a disease from drinking contaminated water, like diarrhea, amoebiasis, cholera and typhoid. Some water-borne diseases are not only harmful but can also cost us our life. According to the World Health Organization:
Every year there are 2 million diarrhoeal deaths related to unsafe water, sanitation, and hygiene—the vast majority among children under 5.
I have kids at home and to protect my family from water-borne diseases, I spend roughly 500 pesos a month to give them a clean supply of drinking water from the nearest water station in our house. This costs us P7,000 a year, but it doesn’t matter because we need clean water.
I am confident with our drinking water until I saw this video at the launch of Unilever Philippines “Sure Ka Ba?” campaign at the Avida Showroom in Glorietta 4, Makati City.
“Through the video, we wanted to show households, especially the moms, how refilled water can easily be contaminated due to improper handling and transport of containers and other human factors. This, in turn, can pose health risks for the family, especially the children,” said Brian Duruin, Pureit brand manager.
After watching the video, I was left thinking hard on how can I provide safe drinking water to my family.
My gloomy face enlightened when Unilever Philippines vice president for Home Care and Foods Benjie Yap talked about the company’s effort to bring safe drinking water to Filipino families as part of the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan.
And then they introduce the state-of-the-art water purifier – Unilever Pureit.
Pureit has an advanced five-step purification process that eliminates 99.9999% of bacteria, viruses and parasites to meet the stringent safety standards of the US Environmental Protection Agency.
A demonstration on how Unilever Pureit Excella product works is spearheaded by a member of Unilever’s Research and Development department and a microbiologist from SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company.
Pureit Excella is an in-home, non-electric water purifier that converts tap water into clean and safe drinking water. It has 9 liters capacity and has automatic shutoff mechanism. Costs P4,996.00
Aside from the Pureit Excella product, the Marcella UV and Ultima RO were also introduced.
Marcella UV uses ultraviolet light; 4 liters capacity and has automatic shut off mechanism. It costs P11,000
Ultima RO (Reverse Osmosis) can remove salt from water. It costs P16,000
If you’re currently looking for a condominium unit and at the same time wanted to personally see how Pureit works, simply drop by at the Avida Showroom in Glorietta Center, Makati City because Pureit demo units is on display for the month of September.
Avida, one of the country’s leading real estate developers for the mid-market segment of the industry, supports Unilever and Pureit in their effort to provide households with access to safe drinking water to ensure their health.
Pureit water purifier is a must have in every kitchen. I believe it is a very practical investment at home because your whole family will benefit from this. Always remember, the quality of drinking-water is a powerful determinant of health.