The judicious use of water is something that has been imbibed in everyone’s upbringing around the world. After all, water is our planet’s most valuable resource. But unfortunately, this basic need isn’t as commonly available as you’d think. And as if water availability wasn’t a big enough problem to tackle, access to safe water is another colossal problem that stacks right on top. According to a 2017 report by WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme, more than 844 million people in the world don’t have access to clean water. On the occasion of World Health Day, we’d like to spread awareness on the importance of water purifiers and why such a simple appliance can secure your family and you from deadly diseases. Water Purifiers of today are equipped to remove contaminants from water. Most water purifiers now also make use of RO & UV technology that both filter out impurities and kill harmful bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms that cause water-borne diseases like Typhoid, Cholera and Diarrhoea. If you still don’t own a water purifier, here’s a list of effective water purifiers that can safeguard your family and you from health hazards. If you own one already, gifting a water purifier to someone who doesn’t is a noble idea too!

1) Kent Grand Plus 8L 

Kent Grand Plus is one of the most popular water purifiers as it offers excellent performance for its price. It’s 7 stage purification system uses RO, UF and UV to clean all kinds of contaminants and viruses. Its robust filtration system makes it suitable for all kind of water sources including bore-wells, tanks and even topwater. It also has an SMPS controller to protect itself from voltage fluctuations.

2) Livpure Pep Star RO 7L

This is another water purifier to feature a 7-stage filtration process that uses Sediment Filter, Pre Carbon Block Cum Adsorber, Anti-Scalant Cartridge, RO Membrane, UV Disinfection Column, Ultra-filtration Cartridge and Silver Impregnated Post Carbon Cartridge, to give you 100% pure and fresh water. It also has a  Silver Impregnated Post Carbon Cartridge that improves the taste of water. The purifier is able to purify water with TDS of up to 2,000 ppm.

3) Kent Ace 7L

Thanks to its great customer support and products, Kent is one of the best-selling water purifier companies in India. The Kent Ace boasts of a 6-stage filtration process that is great for purifying water from all types of water sources. It also has a filter change indicator and a UV Fail Alarm alert so that you can take necessary actions when required. Its 7-litre capacity is perfect for a medium-sized family and proves to be a great option for most.

4) Blue Star Aristo 7L

While no one said water purifiers had to be unattractive, most purifiers available in the market are rather uninspiring. This water purifier from Blue Star boasts of a sleek and a suave design that will perfectly compliment the modern kitchen. The Aristo features a 6-stage filtration process and an Aqua Taste Booster that improves the taste and quality of water. Another interesting addition is the Child Lock feature that deactivates the dispensing of water when you activate it! 5) Eureka Forbes Aquaguard Geneus 7L
If you’re looking for a no-compromise solution to the problem of access to safe water, then the Aquaguard Geneus is probably where your search will end. Depending on the source of water, Geneus chooses the optimum technology to purify the water. The Mineral Guard in this water purifier discards the excess minerals and adds the right amount of minerals in the purified water. It has an LED display and a water level sensor. The water purifier is also smart enough to notify you when you need to replace the cartridge.

6) Tata Swach Silver Boost 27L

With keeping India in mind, Tata developed the Swach brand of water purifiers that not only helped clean impurities from water but were also affordable. The  Silver Boost is one such non-electric water purifier that comes with a massive capacity of 27 litres. It's Silver Nanotechnology and MF membrane technology cleans water of disease-causing harmful bacteria, viruses, cysts, protozoa, algae, fungi, rust, metal particles, giardia and turbidity.   Image Courtesy: