Ideally speaking extremely pure water has a pH level of 7. Anything below 7 and the water becomes acidic. A figure over 7 makes the water alkaline.
The ideal pH value for drinking water should be in the range of 7 to 8.5.
Water with a pH level of 7 is pure but does not have a good taste. It is in fact, tasteless, colourless, and odourless. You need some amount of TDS and minerals in the water for the taste to improve.
Hence, the TDS Controllers and mineralizers have their importance.
Depending on the TDS levels of water, we can now state the following.
- TDS levels below 300 – Excellent
- TDS levels between 300 to 600 – Good
- TDS levels in the range 600 to 900 – Fair
- TDS between 900 and 1200 – Poor
- TDS levels above 1200 – Unacceptable
Thus, we infer that drinking water is considered acceptable if it has TDS levels up to 600. Patients with kidney problems should go for water that has TDS levels in the range of 100 ppm.
Understand that water with a low concentration of TDS is also not acceptable for human consumption. This is because the water does not have the valuable minerals essential for the proper growth of our body.
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