Drinking Water for Cats

I have many cats because of people dumping them or cannot cope with a cat therefore, they are often discarded.

I used to give them tap water I had some problems with blood in poo which I treated for worms and in some cases, it cleared my friend mentioned the vet told him not to give tap water this got me thinking. I stopped giving tap water and only the rainwater water that is collected or bottled water most of my issues cleared up, so I decided to investigate.

According to the water company this is what they have to say:

Around 40% of the water available to us is taken from groundwater sources and 60% from the two surface water sources at Blithfield Reservoir and the River Severn. Blithfield Reservoir is an impoundment reservoir with a capacity of 18 billion litres of water.

Once the water has been cleaned it's stored in huge, covered storage tanks called service reservoirs. ... Water mains are then used to carry this water from service reservoirs to the roads outside your home. From here a water supply pipe connects the water main to your property, flowing into your house and out of your tap.

Groundwater

Deep holes called boreholes collect water from natural underground stores this is a narrow shaft bored in the ground, either vertically or horizontally known as aquifers   

Blithfield Reservoir

A dam across the River Blithe, this collects water directly falling as rain, hail or snow

The River Severn

Water is piped directly from the river and stored in Chelmarsh reservoir

Around 40% of the water is taken from groundwater sources and 60% from the two surface water sources at Blithfield Reservoir and the River Severn.

Each source is carefully managed to make sure that you do not go short of water and that we do not adversely impact the environment.

This water undergoes extensive treatment to ensure it meets strict drinking water standards. Once the water has been cleaned it's stored in huge, covered storage tanks called service reservoirs.

The service reservoirs tend to be on higher ground. Water is pumped up to the service reservoirs, which ensures there's enough pressure to reach the properties the reservoir serves.

Water mains are then used to carry this water from service reservoirs to the roads outside your home.

From here a water supply pipe connects the water main to your property, flowing into your house and out of your tap.

So, why do some vets recommend that hard water is not suitable? This is because high levels of fluoride and chlorine are toxic and can damage kidneys, and cause urinary issues, which can be a possible link between fluoride and cancer, if drinking water has very low levels of fluoride way below toxic levels this may not be too alarming to pet owners.

Some say untreated water is not advisable because of the minerals and other contaminants in unfiltered tap water, the question is to check with your local municipality about the quality of water.

 

 


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