Where there is Water, there is Life!
Dinokeng - A PLACE OF RIVERS
Dinokeng, located in the north eastern quadrant of Gauteng, covers over 200 000 hectares including Roodeplaat- and Rust de Winter dam areas and the towns of Cullinan, Rayton, Hammanskraal, Moloto and Refilwe. Dinokeng lies in the catchment area of the Olifants and Limpopo rivers which means that this is a sacred place with healing powers.
Dinokeng lies in the catchment area of the Olifants and Limpopo rivers which means that this is a sacred place with healing powers.
What to look for when buying bottled water
- Spring Water
- Prepared water/Reverse Osmosis (RO water)
- Spring water contains minerals and nutrients and is pumped from natural underground sources
- Prepared water or RO water is DEAD water because all the minerals and nutrients have been removed from the water through a filtering process.
To judge a good water, one should look at the TDS (total dissolved solids) and pH in the water which should be specified on the bottle as per SANBWA.
pH – neutral = 6.8 Above 6.8 the water becomes sweeter (alkaline) Below 6.8 the water becomes brackish
**Water with a very low or zero TDS is RO/Tap water
TDS : Total Dissolved Solids is commonly estimated from the electrical conductivity of the water. Pure water is a poor conductor of electricity. Impurities dissolved in the water cause an increase in the ability of the water to conduct electricity.
Alkalinity : The measurement of constituents in a water supply which determine alkaine conditions. The alkalinity of water is a measure of its capacity to neutralize acids.
Chloride : One of the major anions commonly found in water and wastewater. It's presence is often determined by ion chromatographic or volumetric analysis. Chloride is a chemical that the human body needs for metabolism. It also helps the body’s acid base balance.
Fluoride : Water fluoridation is the controlled addition of fluoride to a public water supply to reduce tooth decay. Fluoridated water has fluoride at a level that is effective for preventing cavities, this can occur naturally or by adding fluoride.
Calcium : A mineral that helps to build and maintain strong bones and teeth, regulates heartbeat and muscle contractions and with adequate intake can prevent or minimize osteoporosis.
Magnesium : This mineral is essential to good health. It help maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keep heart rhythm steady, support a healthy immune system and keep bones strong. It also helps regulate blood sugar levels and promotes normal blood pressure.
Potassium : is a very important mineral for the proper function of all cells, tissues and organs in the body. It is crucial to heart function and plays a key role in skeletal and smooth muscle contraction, making it important for normal digestive and muscular function.
Sodium : a Mineral in the body which is often called "salt". The kidneys help to control the amount of sodium in the body. Sodium helps control the amount of water in the body.
pH : As you might know, water is not considered to be an acid or a base, it's neutral. This can be seen if we look at the chemical formula of water when compared with acids and bases.
Sulphate : a Salt or ester of sulphuric acid.