Water is very important for the wellbeing and survival of mankind. Drinking water enables a person to have good health. Some of the benefits of drinking water include creating balance in the fluids contained within the body; controlling calories; energizing muscles; making the skin look good; helping the kidneys cleanse the body; and maintaining a good bowel movement (Zelman 1). I drink water on a daily basis because I believe it has a positive impact on my health.
Safe drinking water goes through a lot of processes and stages before it reaches the consumer. Water is a very special commodity compared to other commodities because it goes through a cycle. Water has been around throughout life and it goes through a number of processes that take it back to the initial step over time. The water you drink has been around for ages and it keeps on going round and round.
The water cycle contains some main parts that include evaporation and transpiration; condensation; precipitation; and collection. Evaporation is the first step in the cycle of water and it involves changing water into vapor. Heat makes water from the ground to turn into a gaseous state known as vapor and rise into the sky with air. Water in the ocean, lakes and rivers also goes through evaporation. Transpiration also aids the evaporation of water. Transpiration is the process through which plants lose water through their leaves (Guenther 1). Such water then evaporates and gets into the air.
The second step in the water chain is known as condensation. The process of condensation involves the changing of water vapor back to liquid form. As the water vapor joins the air and rises into the sky, it gets cold and changes from its gaseous state back to a liquid state. The change occurring up in the sky causes the formation of clouds. As the clouds become dense, the air can no longer hold the water up in the sky and has to let it go (Guenther 1). That takes us to the next step in the water chain known as precipitation.
Precipitation is the falling of water back onto earth in the form of snow, hail or rain (Guenther 1). Precipitation occurs when the air cannot hold the condensed water anymore. The air becomes heavily burdened by the large amount of water and has to release some of it back to earth. That leads to the next stage of water known as collection.
Collection refers to the areas where water lands when it falls back to earth after undergoing precipitation. Water can fall on land, lakes, rivers, or oceans. In the event water falls on land, it gets soaked into the soil and becomes ground water. Ground water can be used by plants to grow and animals can also drink it (Guenther 1). The water on land can also run into rivers, lakes or oceans. The water cycle repeats itself over and over throughout the years.
Humans collect water from the rivers, oceans or lakes and use different methods to purify it so that it can be safe for drinking. Coca-Cola is a company that sells purified bottled water, with the brand name of Dasani, to consumers. Coca-Cola gets it water from local suppliers in areas where it is in operation. It has taken over the control of aquifers all over the world since it is a company that operates on a global scale (WOW 1). The water it collects is then filtered to remove impurities. The filtering of the water is done using reverse osmosis. The company then adds some minerals to the pure water so as to enhance its taste (Coca-Cola 1). The water is packaged in bottles under the brand name Dasani. Coca-Cola then supplies the Dasani drinking water to stores for sale to the consumers. I get the Dasani drinking water by buying it from the store.
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