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World reserves of fresh water

Many people think that there is a lot of potable water on our planet. In fact, most of the water on Earth is salty. You cannot quench your thirst with such water. To desalinate the water of the seas and oceans, you need to spend a lot of electrical energy and other resources. From this it follows that such water will be very, very expensive.

Why shouldn’t you drink salt water?

Only 3% of the water on the planet is fresh water. The rest of the water contained in the seas and oceans is salty. You cannot drink salt water, since its prolonged use leads to death. The fact is, salt is, in a sense, a poison for our body. Our kidneys use water to flush out the incoming salt. Salt water is ineffective in this sense: our kidneys have to spend more water to remove salt than we drank. Consuming seawater will lead to kidney failure and quick death. Paradoxically, salty water leads to dehydration!

Of course, you can desalinate salt water. But as we said above, this is a very expensive pleasure. In Israel and Singapore, small but highly developed regions of the world, fresh water is obtained by desalination.

Fresh water in glaciers

Glaciers are a treasure trove of fresh water! Moreover, the glacial water is crystal clear! True, this water is in a solid state. To extract ice on an industrial scale to provide the world’s population with clean drinking water is an even more costly project than water desalination. Humanity is still not sufficiently developed to implement such projects.

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Some countries extract fresh water from glaciers. It is convenient to do this where ice is at hand. For example, in Greenland, the local population uses migrating icebergs to stock up on fresh water. We can see a similar picture in Australia: huge chunks of glaciers from Antarctica often float to this continent. These glaciers are melted and then sent to regions with a shortage of fresh water.

Should I worry about water in Russia?

Our ancestors provided us with access to vast reserves of fresh water through their territorial expansion. Russia occupies one-sixth of the land, on our territory there are a huge number of lakes and rivers with fresh water. The main asset of the nation is Lake Baikal. This largest lake in the world contains approximately 20% of all fresh water in the world’s lakes and rivers. Its age is 25 million years, and the maximum depth is 1.6 thousand meters.

The active development of industry in Russia over the past 100 years has not in the best way affected the purity of the fresh water that we drink every day. Regular consumption of such water can lead to serious illness. To protect yourself and your loved ones, it is better to order water from a trusted supplier. The domestic company “Vody Zdorovya” offers high-quality drinking water from natural sources with delivery.