From Dirty to Purity

Facts & Figures - An individual’s basic water needs

  • A human being needs approximately 3 litres of water a day for drinking.

  • Per capita consumption is approximately 130 litres - for drinking, taking a shower or a bath, cooking, washing clothes, washing dishes and for heating.

  • On average, 625m³ of water are consumed annually by one human being.

  • A human is made up of approximately 60% water.

  • A human can survive for up to 40 days without food, but no longer than 4 days without water.

  • According to the WHO (World Health Organisation), 5 million people die annually as a result of drinking contaminated water.

  • In 25 years up to 6 billion people will suffer from a shortage of water because of poor hygiene.

BWT Dirty to Purity

BEST WATER FOR YOUR HOME

Whether drinking, cooking, bathing, shower or laundry water or water for your utensils, BWT products guarantee perfect water quality in your home 24 hours a day. With the expertise of BWT innovation and expertise in water technology, you can now have safe and clean water for you and your loved ones at home. 

Find out more about what BWT Products can do for you and your family.

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Beauty Begins With Water

Creams and lotions with hi-tech active ingredients from perfumeries, or silicon-free hair oils, shampoos and treatments. When it comes to making our skin and hair look beautiful and healthy, we spare no effort or expense. However, if the tap water is too hard, expensive cosmetics and ingredients in pots are largely ineffective.

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If the skin is scaly and hair lacks luster and body, the first instinct for many people is to apply treatments using suitable care products like creams and foams - not always successfully. Skin and hair care starts with clean water, straight from the tap.

Hard water with a high calcium content combined with soap, produces a build-up of insoluble salts known as ‘soap scum’, which adheres to the skin and hair.
— Skin specialist, Dr. Alice Weyl.

This is why the essential active ingredients in cosmetics and care products fail to achieve their full effect and are wasted. "However, when using soft water, care products containing cosmetics are more easily absorbed by the skin and do not get, quite literally, washed away. You also need less shampoo and fewer other care products, which means you preserve the environment and save money at the same time," says Lutz Hübner, Managing Director of BWT in Germany and Austria.

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Relief from dermatitis

Not only does soft water make your hair shinier and your skin suppler, it has medicinal properties too. Soft water can alleviate the itching that accompanies conditions such as atopic dermatitis or eczema.
— Dr. Alice Weyl

Even elderly people who suffer from extremely dry skin - also known as exsiccation dermatitis - can benefit from the positive effects of limescale-free, soft water. Soft water also produces a genuine wellness effect, as the pressure receptors in the subcutaneous tissue respond to soft water and send signals of wellbeing to the brain. There are other benefits too: laundry will require less washing powder and you may never need to use fabric softener again! Kitchen appliances remain free of limescale, maintenance costs are reduced and unsightly scale deposits on fittings and shower screens after showering become a thing of the past.

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Converting from hard to soft

BWT's AQA perla, this device uses the classic ion-exchange method to reduce total hardness by passing the water through an ion exchange column filled with special resin. This facilitates the natural exchange of hardness-forming ions with sodium ions - which is how hard water is converted to silky soft pearl water. The limescale-free water will now enable users to apply advanced active ingredients, lotions and creams to their skin and hair to achieve truly beneficial effects.

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Soft water is a true beauty secret. With less calcium in the water no limescale residues remain on the skin and hair, while creams and body lotions are absorbed more effectively. Silky-soft BWT pearl water – the elixir for noticeably soft, velvety skin and shiny, smooth hair.

Dermatologists say that the degree of water hardness is a significant factor when it comes to the proper care of our largest sense organ, the skin. Silky-soft BWT pearl water protects the skin’s acid mantle when we take a bath or shower., needing less shower gel and soap and fewer bath products. At the same time, the active constituents of body-care products are absorbed more effectively, resulting in skin that feels noticeably soft, smooth and well groomed.

Your hair will acquire its fullest lustre when it is washed in silky-soft pearl water. Conversely, if the water used is too hard, a film of limescale is left behind, rendering the hair dull and lifeless. The fine residual coating left on the hair stops light being reflected and individual hairs may stick together. BWT silky-soft pearl water will gently clean the hair with just a small quantity of shampoo, resulting in smooth, silky, shiny hair – an intensive beauty treatment straight from the tap.

Joint Seminar with Hotel Engineer Association ACE Bali

As BWT brand is still developing in Indonesian market, a lot of partnership opportunities are coming from both project and retail market. Including a partnership BWT formed recently with the most reputable hotel engineer association in Bali and even in Indonesia, ACE Bali. To commemorate this partnership BWT and ACE Bali managed to hold a joint seminar on July 10th 2017, also inviting a Germany pipe brand AQUATHERM which is also a brand managed by PT Afaflow Indonesia. This seminar was held in HARRIS Hotel Sunset Road Bali with total audience of 80 hotel engineers.

 Photo session with the audiences

Photo session with the audiences

Presented in this seminar Mr. Thomas N Larsen as the Project Director of Best Water Technology Denmark, Mr. Johnny Chew as the Managing director of PT Afaflow and PT Aquaflow Indonesia, Mr. Gede Parba as the new chairman of ACE Bali, Mr. Chua Ching Yam as the Marketing Manager of Sintalow Hardware Pte Ltd, and Ms. Catherine Chew as the Business Development Manager of PT Afaflow Indonesia (BWT Indonesia).

The seminar started with a clean presentation about BWT brands and products. Focused on the solution for seawater desalination RO system and smart backwash sediment filter. Then it was continued to a presentation about PPR pipe solution by AQUATHERM. Right after each presentation, there are Q&A session where the audiences can see the product display and consult about their water condition and the water treatment system they currently use.

A set of BWT Purest Water Jug and AQUATHERM’s merchandises were also prepared as hampers for all the audiences after the seminar ended. This seminar not only can grow BWT connection to Bali project market, but we hope it can also give new insights for the hotel engineers about the latest technology of water treatment and PPR pipe system.

Two billion people drinking polluted water worldwide: WHO
 A man fishes along a river bank in Jakarta on March 21, 2017, on the eve of World Water Day. (Photo by AFP)

A man fishes along a river bank in Jakarta on March 21, 2017, on the eve of World Water Day. (Photo by AFP)

Dramatic improvements are needed in ensuring access to clean water and sanitation worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday, warning that nearly two billion people currently use fecal-contaminated water.

Hundreds of thousands of people die each year because they are forced to drink contaminated water, the WHO said, urging large investments to help provide universal access to safe drinking water.

“Today, almost two billion people use a source of drinking-water contaminated with feces, putting them at risk of contracting cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio,” Maria Neira, head of WHO's public health department, said in a statement.

“Contaminated drinking-water is estimated to cause more than 500,000 diarrheal deaths each year and is a major factor in several neglected tropical diseases, including intestinal worms, schistosomiasis and trachoma,” she added.

In 2015, the UN General Assembly adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) -- a series of aspirational targets for eradicating poverty and boosting human well-being, including vowing to ensure universal access to safe and affordable water and sanitation by 2030.

But according to a fresh report Thursday, published by WHO on behalf of UN-Water, countries will fall far short of this goal if they do not radically increase their investments.

The report welcomed the fact that countries had on average raised their annual budgets for water, sanitation and hygiene by 4.9 percent over the past three years.

 In this photograph taken on January 31, 2017, trees are seen along the riverbanks of the Tongkol kampung in Jakarta. (By AFP)

In this photograph taken on January 31, 2017, trees are seen along the riverbanks of the Tongkol kampung in Jakarta. (By AFP)

But 80 percent of countries acknowledge that their financing is still not enough to meet their nationally-set targets for increasing access to safe water and sanitation, it found.

“In many developing countries, current national coverage targets are based on achieving access to basic infrastructure, which may not always provide continuously safe and reliable services,” WHO warned in a statement.

The World Bank has meanwhile estimated that investments in infrastructure will need to triple to $114 billion per year -- not including operating and maintenance costs -- in order to meet the SDG targets.

“This is a challenge we have the ability to solve,” said Guy Ryder, Chair of UN-Water and head of the International Labor Organization.

“Increased investments in water and sanitation can yield substantial benefits for human health and development, generate employment and make sure that we leave no one behind,” he added.

Source: AFP

Putri Kusumawardhani