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What Your Drinking Patterns say about You

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Evolution of Drinking Water

Historically, hunter gathers have to live near rivers for their drinking water supply. This limited their choice of places to live.

Soon, they had to innovate and they realized that there are water underground. They learnt to build wells to get access to groundwater. As you can imagine, they have no control over the quality of water. These water are of very poor quality and people often get sick or die from water-related diarrheal diseases.

Moving forward in history, the Romans were the greatest architects of water distribution networks. They built dams in rivers, causing lakes to form. The lake water was aerated and then supplied. The filtering process was not advanced so people preferred mountain water as they are very clean and pure. 

From 500 to 1500 A.D. there was little development in the water treatment area. Plumbing was made of wood. Waste and excrements were discharged into the water because of that. Many people fell ill and often died because they drank the contaminated water.

Today, water purification is more advanced. As a society, we have good plumbing system and water filtering system that cleans water so that they are safe to drink. We are thankful for the safe drinking water we have directly from the tap.  

On occasion, we may encounter poor tasting water due to chlorination of discoloured water. As water gets distributed from reservoirs to homes, they pass through old pipes and water tanks, which may have corroded over time. This happens due to quality issues or occurs over time. Clean water at reservoirs becomes less high quality when they arrive at our homes even though they are still considered safe to drink.

While tap water in Singapore is considered safe to drink, at Sterra we want to push ahead with innovation to having the highest quality drinking water for every household. We want to push Singapore towards the future of drinking water. This means providing every Singaporean home with a private water purifying lab with the latest technology, at a very affordable rate.

As we innovate to ensure the highest water quality for our healthy homes, water treatment and purification needs to be done right before we consume them. This can be achieved using a last mile water purifier dispenser that cleans the water that has travelled through tanks and pipes before arriving at our homes. This means that your tap water would be safe from lead, micro-plastics and other pollutants from pipes and tanks. This is highest quality water, even cleaner than boiling water. This is the standard Sterra aims to achieve for every home.

 

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Top 5 Singapore Life Hacks

It’s time to be the smartest local alive. Here are our top 5 life hacks to get the best out of living in Singapore.

 

Hack 1: Health Screening For Only $15

All general practitioners in Singapore offer health screenings in different packages depending on how in-depth you want to go.

Most are quite competitive with their offerings, but one stands out amongst the rest.

Orange Health is a rewards program created by NTUC that offers a BMI, blood pressure, fasting blood glucose and cholesterol test for just $15.

 

Hack 2: Free Public Gyms

In almost every neighbourhood in Singapore, you’ll find a space designated to outdoor workout equipment.

Considering how expensive gym memberships can be in Singapore, it’s worth considering the savings of outdoor exercise. 

 

Hack 3: Walk To Sentosa

While things can get expensive, starting with the $4 monorail or taxi ride, you can avoid all charges to Sentosa by simply walking over the bridge, beginning at Vivo City mall.

The monorail is then FREE on the way back! 

Then once you’re at Sentosa, the beaches are also FREE!

This walk to Sentosa and all the fun activities that you will be doing on the beach is sure to keep you fit and healthy.

 

Hack 4: Invest In A WIFI booster

WIFI can travel through most walls quite easily, but, not in Singapore. 

Singapore home’s walls typically concrete, which is excellent for keeping your home cool in a tropical climate, not so good if you want good wifi throughout your house.

A WIFI booster only needs to be plugged into a power outlet and connected to your main router, and your internet will be back to full strength in no time.

 

Hack 5: Invest In A Good Water Purifier

While water from the tap in Singapore is generally safe to drink, a good water purifier can do so much more than that. Most advanced water purifier can dispense up to 4 different temperatures instantly! This means that you can instantly get a cold drink or make a hot cup of coffee anytime you want.

By cutting the cost from having all the middlemen and importing directly from the factory in Korea, Sterra’s Water Purifier is the best priced water purifier in Singapore.

It comes with many advance features that keep your water clean and safe while also eliminating the hassle of maintenance that is a hassle for other water purifiers.

For more information about Sterra's Water Purifier, simply click here!

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Bottled vs Tap vs Purified Water

“You need to drink more water.” is a statement we hear quite often. The amount of water we drink depends on the individual.

Drinking water doesn’t need to be dull and boring. It shouldn’t be something we depend on merely for survival. It very well may be something we appreciate doing. The market is loaded with various types of drinking water with different compositions, textures, and foundations. As we investigate the water universe and its different varieties, you may never see water the same way again! 

With some being less expensive than others or some obtaining a larger number of nutrients and supplements, not all types of water are made equal.

 

Here are the different types of water and what you should know about them:

 

 

Bottled Water

The different varieties of bottled water include spring, mineral, or sparkling water. It can likewise come directly from the tap too. Do you know that as much as about 25% of filtered water in the United States comes from the tap? This may stun you, but there are currently no standards that requires bottled water to come from a spring. 

The main role of bottled water is primarily for drinking. The fact that it is very convenient makes people want it more often and a majority view it as safer and cleaner than faucet water. Others may choose bottled water since they see it as being of higher quality or they incline toward the flavor of a specific brand.

 

 

Tap Water

Tap water is one of the primary choices when we consider drinking water. This is the water that comes from your pipes and then to the faucet. This water has went through strict water sanitization measures before it streams to our homes.

While tap water may have gone through strict water sanitization, there is nothing to prevent the pipes or faucets that receive the water after sanitization from getting dirty or contaminated. Still, the water from our taps are considered generally safe in Singapore.

 

 

Purified Water

Any water that has been precisely handled or separated to sanitize and be filtered is called ‘purified water’, making it a more general term. In our case, let’s look at purified water as water that has been sanitized and filtered after leaving the tap.

Some of the processes include assimilation, deionization, and osmosis. These extra steps and cycles eliminate practically all debasements and impurities from the water making it perfect and safe for human consumption.

In Singapore, all 3 types of water are considered safe to drink due to many strict guidelines that are in place. However, it is clear that the safest of all is purified water. As compared to tap water, purified water went through extra steps to make sure that the water is clean and safe. 

While many might argue that tap water in Singapore is safe to drink, there might still be cases where the pipes or the faucet gets dirty or contaminated. Having a purifier eliminates the risk of this happening greatly and this is especially if one has elderly or children at home.

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Top 4 reasons why you should stop drinking tap water

Even though Singapore’s water is considered safe for drinking, most people prefer to boil water before drinking it, rightfully so. The water from tap travelled a long way through metal water pipes and tanks before reaching our homes. We dive deeper into understanding why we should stop drinking tap water even though it’s considered safe.

 

Here are top 4 reasons why you should stop drinking tap water and start using Sterra.

 

  1. Convenience

To get hot water from the tap, we have to boil water, which takes a lot of time. To have room temperature drinking water, it means we have to boil with a kettle or boiler, and then let it cool before we have drinking water. If we would like chilled water, we also have to put it in the fridge. The water is usually limited to the size of the kettle, which is not enough for the family. Often people drink less water, which is not good. Or we spend a lot of time per day to boil and cool water to our desired temperature. In the long run, we use up too much of our life managing drinkable water.  A Sterra Water Purifier solves this big issue by providing pure drinkable water instantly at 4 temperatures – Cold (4°C), Room (25°C), Warm (40°C), Hot (87°C). All this is achieved instantly, which will save you hundreds of hours over your lifetime.

 

  1. Clean water

The tap water that arrives at our home travelled a long way through metal pipes and tanks that have been around for years! Even though tap water is considered safe for drinking, it contains many impurities, particles, bacteria, lead and chlorine. This is why the water has a metal or rusty taste. Or it’s like drinking water from the pool. If you notice, you will also realize that the taps will look brown after some time due to the tap water. While tap water is considered safe for drinking, we can have even cleaner water by having a personal water purifying lab at home. The Sterra Water Purifier makes sure water is purified right before it enters your cup. Sterra use high technology 4-stage filtering to remove impurities, particles, bacteria, lead and chlorine. Boiling the water doesn’t remove lead and chlorine from the water, which is why water still has the rusty taste even after boiling. Ideally, we don’t want lead and chlorine to enter our bodies through drinking water, which is why Sterra is crucial.  

 

  1. Water is the most important thing we take in

Everyone wants a healthy lifestyle, because without health, nothing else matters. We try a lot of exercises, food and diet. But the thing that humans take in most is water. We drink more water than we eat food. Up to 60% of the human body is made of water. The world is made of 71% water. It is very clear that water is the most important thing that not only affects us, but are what made us and the place we live in. This is why we should never compromise on the quality of our water. At Sterra, we don’t want to let others determine the quality of water we drink. We want to take control and make sure the quality of water our family and us drink are the best quality.

 

  1. Save cost and energy

The Sterra water purifier helps you cut cost and energy. Sterra water purifier is a smart device where it draws in electricity only when you use the hot or cold water. Even then, the power needed for Sterra to make hot water is actually less than the power used to boil water with kettle. The power required for using the cooling is the less than a ceiling fan. When the machine is not in use, it will be on standby mode, in which the energy consumption is insignificant. Sterra saves you money, energy and electricity.


Sterra wins in convenience, health and cost. There is no reason to drink tap water or boiled water, just like there is no reason to drink from the well. It's time to move on... to the future of water.

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Trendy Tankless Water Dispenser Takes the Lead in Singapore Homes

Every person wants their loved ones to experience the premium benefits of pure and clean water at home. Securing safe and convenient drinking water in a household remains the top priority. As we know it, about 60% of our bodies are composed of water. We can stay away from various diseases and illnesses by having a regular and sufficient water intake-- and save thousands of money from getting hospitalized too! We all know for a fact that staying hydrated is crucial for health and well-being. Many Singaporeans are health-conscious, always giving priority to things that contribute to overall fitness.


That’s why Sterra is quickly becoming an essential part of any household. And in Singapore where most families prefer to live in modernized residential buildings than costly real estate, eliminating bulky storage tanks surely earns more brownie points. Stylish and compact, this tankless hot and cold water dispenser is a great addition to your kitchen equipment. Sterra is engineered with cutting edge features that will not only impress your guests but potentially improve the quality of life of your loved ones.


Dispenses Up to 4 Levels of Temperature

Unlike common tanks that provide just either cold or hot water, Sterra allows you to make your favorite beverage such as juice, tea, chocolate, coffee, or just a glass of clean water to quench your thirst. It is also ideal for making formula milk for babies. It releases water at varying temperatures of 4, 25, 40, and 87 degrees celsius. This tankless dispenser slashes out the time spent for boiling water and serves it ready for your preferred drink.    



UV Automated Sterilization

Even with a busy lifestyle, you can be sure that you and your family are having a quality drink all the time. The UV-C Led is a known disinfectant for air, water, and non-porous surfaces. Sterra includes this built-in function, which cleanses itself so you never have to worry about unconsciously letting contaminants in your body.




Four Stages Filtration System

It uses a powerful and advanced technology from South Korea to filter out pathogenic bacteria, chlorine, unpleasant odors, toxins, and heavy metals. These harmful particles are not visible to the eyes and may mess up your system. Sterra takes this purification job seriously to consistently deliver high-quality water.



Volume Control

Ever experienced wasting water by accidentally overfilling a glass? The best thing about Sterra, is it complements your busy lifestyle by having the exact amount of volume poured in your cup. You can choose between 120ml, 250ml, and 550ml of liquid which are the capacity of most common glasses.



Filter Change Indicator

To make sure that the filter is performing at its best, Sterra monitors it to let you know when it’s time to change. We included this clever feature so you can replace the filter on time. Old fashioned dispensers may cancel out the purpose of filtration by unwittingly letting used-up filters sit there unchecked.



Inner Compartment Sterilization

Research shows that electrolysis is an effective way to treat water. A self-cleaning system is in place so that the internal flow path is 100% germ-free.



By investing in a top-notch tankless dispenser, you have the assurance that your loved ones are getting no less than what they deserve-- access to clean, safe, and convenient water all the time. This compact appliance does not take up much space and can be conveniently stored in the kitchen or in the pantry.

Sterra tankless water dispenser has solid workmanship and can be installed seamlessly. It only takes an electrical outlet and a water source to function smoothly. It is durable and built to last many years so you and your family can enjoy purified water for a long time. The self-cleaning technology and replacement process are designed to make maintaining this device hassle-free.

We are driven to provide outstanding yet cost-effective service that’s why we are pleased to reach out to you directly, saving you lots of money in expenses and time so you can use them to get treats and other needs for your family.

At the end of the day, we understand what’s the one thing that matters to you. 

It’s working hard to provide the best for your loved ones. 

Because that’s the same thing that drives us to share this device so nothing can get in the way of bonding with our family and doing enjoyable activities together.

If you want to put a premium on your well-being, we’ll be more than happy to serve you. 

To learn more, please click this link to start your health journey with Sterra.

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