Groundwater is one of the primary sources in most of the countries, contributing to drinking, domestic use, irrigation, and others use which is abundantly available. As per WHO facts 5.2 Billion people used safe drinking water service, but 844 Million people lack basic drinking water service and 263 Million people have limited service .
Storage of water has been one of the concerns since the beginning of the civilizations, various versions of storage units both in small scale to large scale for communities were evident. Usage of copper containers, earthen pots, bamboo containers, stone tanks, cement tanks were familiar but most of them had an issue w.r.t water storage.
When we see a stream, we are tempted to drink the crystal clear water, but after we quench our thirst we will start thinking if the water we drank was safe ? well we need to trust and drink.
Same way many places have very good groundwater sources, they look crystal clear, but we do not know if it is safe to drink, leaving these questions many people usually opt for packaged drinking water, due to commercialization and the power of social media we see a lot of mind changing advertisements which carry powerful message and make us carry a plastic pouch or a bottle when we commute to store water or to consume.
This is in practice since few decades, which has made us think that this is the only possible method, but we should also start analyzing if the method chosen is right or does it have any negative impact?