It’s Not Only Livestock’s Drinking Places That Need Protection

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Back in prehistoric times when we all lived in caves or suchlike and the animals roamed free; we all still needed to regularly quench our thirsts. Obviously, the world was a lot less polluted back then but, there were still bacteria, molds, bugs, fungus spores, algae and slimes that could get into the drinking sources – be they puddles, ponds, lakes, rivers or natural springs. Probably our earlier inner workings were better suited to dealing with possibly harmful “additives” to our drinking supply but, if they were; both humans and their domesticated animals have lost a lot of their natural protection while progressing to modern times. In addition, we ourselves have introduced other forms of pollution into the environment. Therefore, today, it has become necessary for us to treat, clean and purify the sources and places where we obtain our essential drinking supplies.

Purification – Natural Or Chemical?

In science, it looks like a good result when a chemical is found that will neutralize or destroy all unwanted contaminants to leave the water pure and fit for consumption. However, research, testing and trials are by their very nature relatively short term (before a chemical purifier is put on the market). Long-term harmful effects may not be noticed for many years. These days, many believe that the “natural” way is better and purify by using naturally occurring bacteria and enzymes.

Agricultural Water Purification

Farmers usually let their grazing animals like cows, sheep, goats and horses roam semi-free in enclosed areas for much of the time. Their fodder is naturally provided from the land that they are grazing, but, what do they drink and where do they find it? Maybe there are natural sources on the grazing land – maybe not?

Man Made Storage

In an absence of natural sources, the farmer will have to place receptacles around his land so that his livestock can drink from them. These can be simple drinking troughs or, for larger ones, they may be referred to as stock tanks – either way, they act as a reservoir.

Whatever they are called, the water within them has to be kept potable for animals (better still if humans can also drink of it). If the drinking place is fairly remote from the farm buildings, then a purifier that has long life will avoid constantly having to go there and check things out. These are usually associated with a slow release of the purifying agent. Quite often, this type will be supplied in a container that can be left in the reservoir but, even these will require refilling from time to time.

On line suppliers like Pond Pros can usually meet all needs for a Stock Tank Water Cleaner With Refills. Check them out online at www.pondpros.ca.

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