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Taqua Water Purification Technology: The Eco-Friendly Solution You’ve Been Waiting For

Taqua Water Purification Technology: The Eco-Friendly Solution You’ve Been Waiting For

Taqua Taps Water Purification Technology Has No Rivals

Access to clean and safe drinking water is fundamental for human health and well-being. Unfortunately, many parts of the world still struggle with water pollution and inadequate purification systems.

However, companies like Takagi Co Ltd are revolutionising the water purification industry by introducing advanced filtration technology. In this blog post, we will delve into Takagi’s innovative Taqua water filtration taps, explore the technology behind their unrivalled quality, highlight how they eliminate the need for bottled water, and discuss the company’s commitment to protecting intellectual property.

The Worldfolio Interview

In a recent interview with The Worldfolio, Ms Izumi Takagi, President of Takagi Co Ltd, shared insights into the company’s groundbreaking water purification technology. Takagi Co Ltd is a leading water filtration tap manufacturer that utilises state-of-the-art technology to deliver clean and safe drinking water directly from the Taqua tap.

Ms Izumi Takagi who is President of Takagi Co Ltd the manufacturer of Taqua taps

Advanced Filtration Technology in Every Taqua Tap

Their advanced filtration technology is at the core of Takagi’s Taqua water filtration taps. Ms Takagi explained that the company had developed a unique multi-stage filtration system that effectively removes impurities, contaminants, and microorganisms from the water supply.

The first stage of the filtration process involves a sediment filter that traps larger particles such as sand, rust, and dirt. This initial filtration ensures that the water is free from visible impurities. The subsequent stages utilise activated carbon filters to eliminate chlorine, odours, and harmful chemicals that can affect the taste and quality of the water.

However, what sets Takagi apart is their groundbreaking membrane filtration technology. Ms Takagi revealed that Takagi Co Ltd holds several patents for their innovative reverse osmosis membrane, effectively removing microscopic impurities, heavy metals, bacteria, and viruses. This advanced filtration process guarantees the delivery of pure and safe drinking water.

Eliminating the Need for Bottled Water

One of the significant advantages of Takagi’s Taqua water filtration taps is that they eliminate the need for bottled water. Traditional water purification methods require individuals to rely on costly and environmentally harmful bottled water. However, Takagi’s technology provides a sustainable alternative by delivering clean and safe drinking water directly from the tap.

By using Takagi’s Taqua water filtration taps, individuals can enjoy instant access to purified water without needing to purchase and dispose of plastic bottles. This reduces plastic waste and saves money in the long run.

The environmental impact of bottled water is substantial, with millions of tons of plastic ending up in landfills or polluting our oceans each year. Takagi Co Ltd’s commitment to eliminating the need for bottled water contributes to a more sustainable future by reducing plastic waste and carbon emissions associated with production and transportation.

Protection of Intellectual Property

Given the revolutionary nature of Takagi’s water filtration technology, it is not surprising that the company has faced challenges from copycat products. However, Ms Takagi emphasised the importance of protecting their intellectual property. Takagi Co Ltd has a robust patent portfolio that safeguards its innovative filtration technology and ensures its products maintain the highest quality and performance standards.

By investing in research and development, Takagi Co Ltd continues to stay ahead of the competition and remain a leader in the water purification industry. Their commitment to innovation and intellectual property protection ensures that customers can trust in the authenticity and effectiveness of their water filtration taps.

Applications and Impact

The applications of Takagi’s Taqua water filtration taps are diverse. They can be installed in residential homes, offices, public spaces, and even in disaster-stricken areas where access to clean water is critical. Takagi Co Ltd contributes to improved health outcomes and overall quality of life by providing a reliable source of purified water.

Furthermore, Takagi’s technology positively impacts the environment by eliminating the need for bottled water. It reduces the demand for plastic production, conserves resources, and mitigates the pollution caused by plastic waste.

Revolutionising Water Purification Technology, Eliminating the Need for Bottled Water, and Protecting Intellectual Property

Ms Izumi Takagi, President of Takagi Co Ltd, and her team are spearheading a paradigm shift in water purification technology. Through their advanced multi-stage filtration system and patented reverse osmosis membrane, Takagi ensures the delivery of clean and safe drinking water directly from every Taqua water filtration tap. By eliminating the need for bottled water, Takagi Co Ltd is providing a convenient and sustainable solution and making a significant contribution to environmental conservation.

Furthermore, Takagi Co Ltd’s commitment to protecting intellectual property ensures that its innovative technology remains at the forefront of the water purification industry. By investing in research and development and securing patents, Takagi Co Ltd continues to drive innovation and maintain its position as a leader in the field.

As we move forward, companies like Takagi Co Ltd will play a crucial role in addressing global water challenges, promoting sustainable practices, and ensuring a healthier and more sustainable future for all.

Is Gold Coast water safely disinfected with chlorine or chloramine?

Is Gold Coast water safely disinfected with chlorine or chloramine?

Where does Gold Coast water come from?

Your Gold Coast water is sourced from Seqwater, which literally can source it from anywhere. The most common is from rainfall collected in dams which are part of lakes, rivers and streams.

Remember, all rainwater is essentially recycled water. So before the water gets to your taps, it has travelled a long way. Frequently it has travelled overground, picking up dirt, decaying vegetation and animal droppings.

Gold Coast water is mainly from the Hinze Dam, and the Little Nerang Dam system is the city’s main water source. It has a total capacity of around 320GL, and the upgrades to the Hinze Dam completed in 2011 have increased its ability to store water during floods. The area that provides water to the dam is 207 square kilometres and includes the Numinbah Valley and Springbrook Plateau, with most of it being covered by natural bushland in state forests and national parks.

The Gold Coast Desalination Plant (GCDP) was also added in 2009 as an additional source of drinking water, which converts seawater from the Pacific Ocean into safe drinking water. The city receives treated drinking water from Seqwater, which is treated at the Molendinar and Mudgeeraba water treatment plants (WTP) with a combined capacity of around 265 ML/day, and the GCDP with a capacity of 133 ML/day. Sometimes they also receive additional water from the Mt Crosby WTP through the Southern Regional Water Pipeline (SRWP), which has a capacity of 130 ML/day.

The Australian Drinking Water Guidelines (ADWG) state that disinfection is the most important step in ensuring safe drinking water. The city’s drinking water supply is disinfected using chlorine (hypochlorite) and GCWW works to ensure a level of disinfection between 0.2mg/L and 1.8mg/L throughout the drinking water supply network at all times. This is to prevent contamination of the drinking water and protect public health.

Hinze Dam source of Gold Coast water from Whywait Plumbing

How is Gold Coast water disinfected?

Disinfecting your drinking water means that naturally occurring bacteria and germs need to be destroyed before water is distributed through all the water supply main pipelines in the City of Gold Coast.

When it comes to disinfecting drinking water, two of the most commonly used chemicals are chlorine and chloramine. Both of these chemicals are effective at killing bacteria and other harmful microorganisms, but they have some key differences.

Chlorine is a powerful oxidizer that has been used to disinfect drinking water for more than a century. It is a gas that is added to water in the form of a liquid or a powder. Chlorine works by penetrating the cell walls of microorganisms and destroying their enzymes, which kills the organisms. Chlorine is effective at killing a wide range of microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, and protozoa. It is also relatively inexpensive and easy to use.

Chloramine, on the other hand, is a compound that is formed when chlorine is combined with ammonia. Like chlorine, chloramine is added to water to disinfect it, and it is also effective at killing a wide range of microorganisms. However, chloramine is more stable than chlorine, which means that it can remain in the water for more extended periods of time. This can be beneficial because it provides a more consistent level of disinfection. In addition, Chloramine is less corrosive than chlorine and can be safer for your plumbing and appliances.

Both chlorine and chloramine have their own set of benefits and drawbacks, and each is suited to different types of water treatment applications. Chlorine is commonly used in small and large water treatment plants, and chloramine is mainly used in distribution systems and large treatment plants.

Your Gold Coast water flowing from your tap is currently disinfected with chlorine.

Can I filter my drinking water?

Filtering your drinking water is simple. Let’s face it most of us drink the water from the kitchen tap.

You can go to the expense of installing whole-of-house water filtration systems, but they are expensive to install and maintain.

For most people, the solution is to filter the water at the kitchen tap. Traditionally this was done with filter cartridge housings under the cupboard, which required a lot of maintenance.

Here at Whywait Plumbing, we have the solution as we have partnered with Taqua, a Japanese company, to bring you the best built-in filtration sink mixer on the market. This innovative product allows you to have filtered water directly from your kitchen sink mixer tap.

The Taqua sink mixer is a pull-out spray that has a water filter built into it, eliminating the need for a separate water filter. This convenient design provides your family with the healthiest and safest drinking water at the touch of a tap daily.

The Taqua sink mixer is made in Japan from lead-free materials, ensuring that your filtered water that you drink is free from harmful lead leaching. The water filter removes free chlorine, soluble lead, small dirt particles and other impurities from your tap water. The unique filtration channel and automatic cleaning system work to filter a massive 4 litres of water every minute. The sterilizing ceramic materials also keep bacteria out of the filter tap, ensuring the highest standard of cleanliness possible.

Taqua’s filter tap also preserves the minerals that are necessary for your body while removing chlorine, making the water taste better and safer to consume. Additionally, it is an alternative to buying bottled water, which is the same as tap water in terms of mineral content and hardness. Taqua’s built-in filtration sink mixer removes the chlorine from tap water while retaining the minerals. This provides you with fresh, delicious water in your home every day.

Suppose you are wondering which solution is best for your home’s drinking water filtration needs, it’s important to consult with a professional plumber such as Whywait Plumbing as we are a specialist who can determine the best solution for your specific situation. They can help you evaluate your water source, usage and infrastructure to find the best solution for your needs.

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Filtered Water Can Ease Hay Fever

Filtered Water Can Ease Hay Fever

Hay Fever Season

taqua water filter taps installed by Whywait Plumbing ease hay fever

Once the footy finals are over, we know it’s spring, as the weather warms and evening barbecues become the norm. But for many people, spring is a time to be dreaded. That’s because the advent of spring means its hay fever season for one in five Australians.

Hay fever season comes in stages over the spring and summer. The first stage will be in October/November when windborne pollens of plants and grasses cause allergens. When the pollens become trapped in your nose or eyes, they release their allergens. Fortunately, the pollen allergens are benign, but for one in five of us, our body misreads them as being harmful and fights back. This results in our body producing mucus to expel the pollen allergens.

As the body fights the pollen allergens watery, itchy bloodshot eyes along with a runny nose and sneezing are the most common symptoms of what we refer to as hay fever.

Filtered Water & Hay Fever

As proactive prevention should always be the #1 action, you should start with installing a Taqua built-in filtration tap. The filter built into the Taqua tap will remove chlorine and impurities from your tap water. Best of all for hay fever sufferers a Taqua tap is guaranteed to retain the minerals your body needs in your tap water.

Your #2 action in hay fever season should be to drink 800 ml of hot water every day from your Taqua tap. Drinking hot water at 50 ºC assists in easing common hay fever symptoms such as sneezing and a runny nose.

This simple action of drinking hot filtered water will make your life more comfortable if you suffer from hay fever plus will assist your general health due to its detoxing effects on the body.

Your #3 action in the hay fever season is to rinse your eyes regularly with cold water to flush out the pollens. Using the filtered cold water from your Taqua tap will ensure that you are not washing chemicals such as chlorine directly into your body.

Filtered Water & Vegetables

We all know that eating fresh fruit and vegetables assists in our overall health, particularly in the hay fever season.

Did you know washing your fresh fruit and vegetables with ordinary tap water loses many of their valuable minerals?

The reason for this mineral loss is due to the free chlorine in ordinary tap water that reacts with the minerals in fruit and vegetables, causing the minerals to break down. In fact, 10% – 30% of all minerals are lost due to washing fruit and vegetables in tap water.

Using a Taqua built-in filtration tap with its veggie spray function is the perfect solution to wash fruit and vegetables to ensure they retain all their vitamins.

Cooking with filtered water from a Taqua built-in filtration tap is a simple way to improve the taste, smell and colour of your food.

Why Is My Hot Water Cloudy?

Why Is My Hot Water Cloudy?

Why does my hot water look yuck?




Why is my hot water cloudy is one of those perennial questions that arise for the plumbing technicians at Whywait Plumbing.

Generally, the problem is based around reoccurring issues of “what do you think causes cloudy (white, not dirty) water that comes out of the kitchen tap when on hot? It doesn’t do it in the cold; you don’t get the same residue if you boil cold. The photo below is the residue after 30 seconds when the water settles.”

Very simply, in most cases, cloudy, hot water is caused by dissolved gases in the water. We assure you it is safe to use.

To get cloudy water from your hot tap, you must create the right set of circumstances for everything to come together simultaneously.

Why Is My Hot Water Cloudy?

So why is my hot water not clear but looks milky?

Turning on the hot water tap and having milky or cloudy water for a few seconds is not unusual. This is a common occurrence that a fundamental principle of physics can explain.

To understand why hot water can appear cloudy, you first need to know that all the water in your home is stored in your pipes under pressure. When water is under pressure, it has a higher capacity to hold dissolved gases. However, when you heat water, the ability to hold those dissolved gases is reduced. This creates supersaturation, which is when there are more dissolved gases in the water than they can carry.

When you turn on the hot water tap, the release of pressure causes those dissolved gases to be released in the form of tiny gas bubbles, which give the water a cloudy or milky appearance. Think of it like popping the cork off a bottle of champagne – all that pressure has to go somewhere!

What causes hot water to look milky or cloudy when you first turn on your tap?

If you’ve ever turned on your hot water tap and found that the water is milky or cloudy, don’t worry, you’re not alone. This common occurrence can happen when turning on the tap releases the pressure, often in an initial highly pressurised burst. The dissolved gas in the water comes out of the solution in the form of tiny gas bubbles, which fill the water and give it a cloudy or milky appearance.

But the good news is that this is a normal and healthy condition for your water. In fact, reasonable quantities of dissolved gas or air in water are not uncommon. And as the gas bubbles dissolve, the water will clear from the bottom up, like a disappearing act. You can easily observe the water rapidly clearing from the bottom up in a glass.

So, if you’re concerned that your hot water service is defective or your water is contaminated, don’t be. We guarantee that cloudy water does not mean anything wrong with your hot water service or water quality. In fact, gas bubbles in your hot water supply will increase with the increase in temperature of your water because the hotter your water, the lower the number of gas bubbles that can be held. So, give it a few seconds, and your hot water will be clear and ready to use.

What should I do if my hot water is always cloudy?

If your water is continually cloudy after the initial burst of hot water, it needs further investigation. Gas bubbles do not cause cloudiness that does not dissolve in hot water.

Seldom is it a fault with your hot water service? If the water does not lose the cloudiness within thirty seconds, you likely have a water filtration problem or a sediment buildup in the hot water tank.

Investigating cloudy, hot water needs to be undertaken by a licensed plumber, so if you are continuously asking yourself why is my hot water cloudy, you need to call us at Whywait Plumbing on (07) 5580 4311 and book a site visit.

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