Water purification is cheaper than the conventional model
By removing the need for expensive filters, water purification can save a significant amount of money compared to the conventional system, according to new research from the University of Waterloo.
The study looked at water purifying systems across the United States and Canada to find out how much it costs to produce and store purified water.
The researchers found that the cost per gallon of water in Canada and the United Kingdom is about $2.99.
This compares to $4.25 in the United Sates, $2 in the U.K. and $1.40 in Canada.
In other words, it’s cheaper than using a conventional water purifier.
In the U, purification systems typically cost between $1,000 and $2,000 per year, but in the rest of the world, the cost is more like $600 to $1-1,500 per year.
To put this in perspective, if you’re buying water at the supermarket, that cost might be about $3 a gallon, according the researchers.
Water purification costs about $40 to $100 a year in the US, but it costs less than $1 in the EU, the study found.
The authors said that although the cost of water purifiers is lower in the developed world, it is still prohibitive.
For example, in China, the average cost of a single unit of water-purification equipment is $1 million, while the average price in the developing world is $100 per unit, the researchers said.
The research comes as the number of people who drink contaminated tap water has skyrocketed in China over the past few years, and the country has been under heavy scrutiny for using water from the Yangtze River in an effort to quell pollution and water shortages.
The Chinese government has denied that it has any involvement in the water purging effort, but some activists have said that authorities are using the water as a political tool.
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