In ancient times the civilizations that had access to a good source of clean drinking water prospered better and faster when compared to the other communities that were mostly dependent upon smaller sources of clean drinking water. However, today we don’t have to worry about impure water being supplied to our houses or any other serious concerns as such. However, there are certain important things that we need to keep in mind about potable waterhoses. A lot or drinking water hoses are made of a compound of plastics wrapped on both sides (or on one in some cases) with a metal net to provide durability. These model hoses are made for long time usage and are most popular. With these installed you don’t have to worry about the breaking or leaking of hoses protected that are normally protected with metal nets. Though, the thing you need to be mindful of the metal used to make the nets.
There are certain regulations that are in place to ensure clean drinking water is available for all. These regulations apply to all the devices that are being used to supply clean drinking water to houses, schools, offices or other institutions:
Things you need to know:
- No lead presences – One of the most dangerous elements for human body that is present in our daily life is lead. We all have heard about the difficulties that lead poisoning can cause for human body. Its use has been strictly prohibited in any object that may come in contact with drinking water, specifically water hoses. However, they are still used for soldering metal outside the hose or the sockets that attaches with the hoses.
- No solvents - Another regulation is about the different kinds of plastics and other chemical compounds that are used to make drinking water hoses. Some of these components have a tendency to react with hot or cold water and either mix with it by dissolving in to the water supply or they might just create a blockade. Both these things could create a huge issue for us. If they dissolve in water, it can be contaminated and become a huge health concern. We need not talk about blockades in the water supply hoses, as most of us have faced it at least once or twice in our life; we all know how frustrating that could get.
- Resistant against growth of algae and other plants and bacterial growths – Another important aspect of drinking water hose is its resistance against the growth of algae, as it can cause serious damage to our immune systems. Algae can grow at almost any surface submerged under water for duration of time and receives a good to moderate sunlight. This is the reason why most potable water hoses are made with material resistant to this kind of growth.
However, as we know that nothing is permanent, in case of water hoses, no matter which one, it stands true. Some water hoses come with expiration date, or the time they can be regularly used and after which needs to be replaced, as either there protective coating won’t hold or any other defect might appear. Unfortunately, you cannot see inside a hose to determine its state, you will have to demand upon the warning given by the manufacture or the supplied or the store, to replace them.
Even after all these regulations being in place, it is advised that you check for the right certifications and markings while selecting a water hose that will be used to supply drinking water. It is your health and the health of the people close to you that is at stake here.