Evolution of Drinking Water

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.