100 000 bacteria went in the filter, zero came out! Good news from Triton Ceramics, and wow is it good news. With this news
we now feel safe knowing that the filter is doing it’s job protecting from harmful bacterial. I’m feeling good, it’s been a 5 year process to get to this point. I have hard work, a little luck, and many supportive people to thank for getting us here!
When I drink a glass of water in the United states, I never question how much bacteria is in the water. I am so confident that I won’t get sick, that I just pour a glass straight from the tap, and drink it the way it comes out. I can drink it because it’s clean and free of harmful bacteria.
When I drink a glass of water in the United states, I never question how much bacteria is in the water; I am so confident that I won’t get sick that I just pour a glass straight from the tap, and drink it the way it comes out. I can drink it because it’s safe.
The utter and complete confidence I have in US tap water being safe comes from stringent standards and rigorous testing. The Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) in the US sets drinking water standards for community systems that are so high that if followed properly people will not be ingesting harmful bacteria. Couple that with quality control on every drop of tap water produced in the US, and you have the basis for confidence. Then take that quality control and keep up the good behavior for 100 plus years (3 generations or so) and you can get very solid confidence. Confidence is so high that many people aren’t even aware of what goes on to make their tap water drinking water.
Triton Ceramics is committed to developing a similarly high level of confidence in our filters and the drinking water they provide. Using the WHO Guidelines for Drinking Water Quality (2011), we have met the standard of removing 99.999% of bacteria from infected water with our filter media. As we continue to test filters, we are simultaneously developing protocols to ensure consistently reliable filters in the field. With these protocols met and regularly verified, we will help people all over the world to be healthier just by pouring a glass of water straight from the tap.
What about good bacteria? That comes from your mother, your food, and your environment. Bacteria from these sources is much more restrained than through water. When you get bacteria from unimproved water, it can contain anything and everything. From the most healthy bacteria to the most destructive disease-causing bacteria, it’s all in there. It is much healthier to get good bacteria from sources other than your water.
Heartfelt thanks to all the supporters of this work: Bethany Rees for microbiology advice that helped get the microbiology lab set up and running, Joe Dosch and Nancy Evangelista for providing space for the laboratory. Dr. Bill Carty and Paul Culley for providing the finances to put me to work full time. And Michael Putnam for helping keep the microbiology lab running.